Year 3 Science- How are shadows formed?

Hello Year 3! Today we have been investigating how shadows are formed and why. Answer the questions below showcasing your knowledge. Use scientific vocabulary to help you answer.

  1. What is a shadow?
  2. How are shadows formed?
  3. How do you change the size of a shadow?

65 thoughts on “Year 3 Science- How are shadows formed?

  1. A shadow I something you can see in the dark and is shiny.
    Shadows are formed by light from an opaque item.
    Shadows can get bigger for example you put you hand near a light in the dark and then if you put your hand fat away that how it can get smaller.

  2. A shadow is a light source that shines onto an area and a blackness appears.
    To change the size of a shadow you move the light source closer or further away from the area or object.

  3. Aaron: A shadow is something that needs light and an opaque object.
    Ianis: A shadow is formed by an opaque objects.
    Mohammed: A shadow size changes by the disetence.

  4. A shadow is a dark figure.
    A shadow is formed by blocking light.
    When you move a torch closer the shadow gets bigger when you move it further it gets smaller.
    Sara,M.Y, and Mustafa

  5. A shadow is an area of shade.
    You turn the light of and get a torch 🔦 do a butterfly 🦋 and put the torch behind the butterfly.
    To change the size move it forward and back wards.
    Rehyan Afsa

  6. A shadow is a figure which has no colour.
    Shadows are formed by an opaque thing blocking the light 💡
    You change a shadow by putting the object close to the wall.
    Joshua,inder and Vanessa

  7. 1.A shadow is a type of darkness.
    2. 💡Shadows are formed with lots of light such as the moon and a torch.
    3. You change the size of a shadow by moving it around.

  8. A Shadow is light shining on a opaque object which creates a shadow.
    A shadow is formed by light hitting either a opaque or translucent object.
    You can take it further or closer

  9. 1. A shadow is a black outline that looks like you.
    2. Shadows are formed by light sources.
    3. You can change the size of the shadow by moving the light.

  10. A shadow is a dark figure or item blocking light.
    A shadow is made when light comes and an opaque item blocks it.
    You change the size of a shadow by moving it closer or further away.
    Osas , Bethany and Aiza.

  11. 1.A shadow is a dark figure that copies your every move.
    2.A shadow is formed by blocking light.
    3.When the torch light is closer to the object it is bigger, but when you move it further back is gets smaller.
    Mo,Nicolas and Mahdi
    3R

  12. A shadow is a light that follows everywhere you go. It could be a light from objects to.
    Shadows are formed with light such as torches, the moon and a lamp
    You can change the size of a shadow by, moving it around till you get the size you want.

    Khadijah, Anish and Rustam 😊

  13. A shadow is something that needs light and then there should the same thing but black behind it.
    Shadows are formed from light and a item that does not have light.
    So you can have different items like big or small then it will become that size.

  14. A shadow is a thing that shines when it’s dark only.
    If a shadow is opaque there will be shadow if it is transparent there will be no shadow.
    You move it forward to the torch 🔦 light if you want to make it small bigger.
    Aksa, Zoe and Arfa.

  15. 1.A shadow is only made when it shines on a opaque object.
    2.A shadow is formed by opaque and light 💡.
    3.The further the light the larger the shadow.
    Alima and Anaya.

  16. A shadow is a thing that shines when it’s dark only.
    If a shadow is opaque there will be shadow if it is transparent there will be no shadow.
    You move it forward to the torch 🔦 light if you want to make it small bigger.

  17. 1. A shadow is something that reflects from light.
    2. Shadows are formed by a light from a opaque thing.
    3.Shadows can become bigger by putting your finger close to the light, but if your finger is far away, the shadow is smaller.
    Amirah, Zaynab and Arifa.

  18. 1. What is a shadow?
    Simply speaking, a shadow is an absence of light.
    2. How are shadow formed?
    A shadow is If light shines an opaque object then a shadow forms.
    3. How do you change the size of a shadow?
    The shadow gets smaller when you get far away and it get’s bigger when you get close.

  19. A shadow is an area of shade.
    It’s when natural light source hits a surface.
    To make a bigger shadow you have to go forward.
    Muhammad D,Marwah and Hudayfa.

  20. Janelle Robyn Nma
    1.A shadow is something that you put the light near you or a object and it you will have a shadow.
    2. A shadow is formed by a opaque object in the way of a light.
    3. When you put the flashlight away from the object , it will become smaller but when you put the flashlight closer it becomes bigger.

  21. A shadow is when something opaque gets some light and you see your reflection.Shadows are formed with some light and a opaque object.
    You need to move the light up and down so the light gets bigger and smaller.

  22. 1.A shadow is when an object is blocking the light and moves when the object moves.
    2. Shadows are formed when a torch is being shone on a object like a wall,person,book!.
    3. It changes size by if it is close then it is bigger and if it is far it is smaller

  23. 1. A shadow is when light shine into an opaque object which makes a shadow.
    2. A shadow is formed by light shining on an opaque object.
    3. You charge a shadows size by making it farther and closer.

    From: Maryam Adam and Hamsia.

  24. A shadow is an opaque object that shines of something.
    Shadows are formed by opaque object and light sources.
    We make it go bigger by putting it far away.
    Zayd and Mustafa and Daniel

  25. A shadow is a type of darkness.
    Shadows are formed by blocking a source of light.
    You change the size of a shadow by moving the light source closer or further.

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