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Book 9: Shadows: Effects of the Absence of Light

Levels: 1-2
Contextual strands: Material world icon. Material world , Physical world icon. Physical world , Planet Earth and beyond icon. Planet Earth and beyond


The physical phenomena of shadows are readily observable and offer opportunities for investigating the patterns of light (including its passage through different substances) and how shadows vary with the movement of the Earth and Moon in relation to the Sun (including the cyclical nature of night and day and using shadow clocks to tell the time).

The suggested activities include the use of fair testing.

Concept overview

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