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What is a shadow? micro-lesson

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Have you seen this before? This means you've seen a shadow. A shadow is a dark area that is created when an object blocks light. We often see shadows when we're walking around in the sun because our body is blocking the light source. Shadows often change size and shape depending on the location of the light source. Shadows can also come out lots of different colors depending on the color of the light source. Many scientists use the phrase, “Darkness is the absence of light.” They use this phrase to help describe and understand how shadows are formed. Not only do shadows make super cool photos and help us keep nice and cool in the sun, they're also super fun to play with. Why don't you have a go at trying to create your own story. Find a light source, create a shadow, and choose an animal. Or make some paper characters and put on a show.

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Answer time

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Here are some example of questions about this video that kids may be asked in the 1Question app to earn screen time.

  • Why do shadows change?

    1) Because of the angle of the light source
    2) Because they are being affected by wind
    3) Because of the color of the object creating the shadow
    4) Because of the size of the object blocking the light changes
  • What do shadows help us keep nice and cool from?

    1) The sun
    2) The moon
    3) The stars
    4) Meteors
  • How do shadows form?

    1) When an object blocks light
    2) When there is not enough light
    3) When it is night time
  • True or false - Darkness is the absence of light.

    1) TRUE
    2) FALSE

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