|Key Stage||Key Stage 2|
|School Subject||Astronomy, Maths, Science|
|Resource Type||Classroom activity|
An outdoor experiment in which students observe, record, and explain why their shadows change throughout the day.
In this activity, which must take place in the playground on a sunny day, pupils look at their shadow at different times of the day and measure differences in its size and direction. You can use a compass or an online map to help work out which way is North on the playground before measurements begin. Students record their results in a table and in a bar chart or line graph and discuss why they see what they do.