This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within design and technology and science. This resource focusses on making shadow puppets and developing supporting knowledge about the relationship between light and shadow.
Light is a type of electromagnetic radiation. Visible light is the range of the electromagnetic spectrum that can be seen with a human eye. The brightness, or intensity, of light is typically measured as the power per unit area. Any object that blocks the path of light causes a shadow.
In this activity learners will make a shadow puppet using card, craft sticks and sticky tape.