Shadows Lesson for Kids: Facts & Causes


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What do you need in order for an object to make a shadow?

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1. What is an umbra?

2. How does light travel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet help you see how much you know about the appearance of shadows and some related facts about them. Some of these include what an umbra is and how light travels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

If you look at these materials, you can see what you know about:

  • What a shadow looks like when the sun is high in the sky
  • The reason a dark shadow looks like it is behind an object in front of a light source
  • What an umbra is
  • How light travels
  • What is needed to create a shadow

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - read and understand information about the meaning of umbra
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the appearance of a shadow in the middle of a sunny day
  • Information recall - remember the details you learned about the way light travels

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more, use the lesson called, Shadows Lesson for Kids: Facts & Causes. Other topics you can look at are:

  • What shadows look like
  • The size of shadows
  • Creating shadows with a flashlight