Citywest & Saggart

Community National School

Senior Infants Room 4: Shadows

We have been learning about shadows in Science this week. We drew our shadows in the yard at little break. When we went back to our shadows at big break we noticed that they had moved!

We tested different objects to see if they would make good shadows. Objects that made good shadows included books, cardboard boxes, copies and pieces of paper. These objects are opaque, this means that light cannot pass through them.


Objects that do not make good shadows are called translucent as some light can pass through. Some of the these objects include freezer bags, netting and clear plastic containers.

We had great fun testing different objects! Please click here to see more photographs.