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London Fields
Primary School

Once upon a time there was a shadow...

Year 2 were given the big question 'Could we create a London Fields shadow puppet show?' for Science... Here's what we did! 

We started the topic by looking at what light and darkness is. Once we worked out that darkness is the absence of light we thought about how we could create shadows. We used what we observed in the playground to answer this. 

We tested out different materials to see which one would be best at blocking the light. Black card came out as the winner as it is opaque (it doesn't let light through). We also found that shadows showed up best on white material. 

After making our shadow puppets we added coloured acetate to bring life to the show. 


Finally, we performed our shadow puppet show to the rest of the class. We were great!