STEAM Activities: Light Detectives Part 2

Defining the Big Hypothesis: Shadow is cast when we shine light through an opaque object.

Hi Parents / Educators!


In this activity, we will:

  1. Discover that as light is blocked off by an opaque object, it will create a dark shape called the shadow.

  2. Conduct an experiment to see how the size of shadow changes depending on the angles, size of objects, and distance from the light.


Equipment you need!

  1. Torchlight (or Mobile phone with light)

  2. A Wooden Block/LEGO Block/Cup (or any household object that is opaque)