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Shadow Puppetry

Having fun with light and puppets!
Shadow Puppetry

The girls in Ms Mc Grath's 2nd class had an amazing time today investigating and making shadows! One of their student teachers ,Ms O'Malley lead them in this study. They first looked at a beautiful shadow puppetry show on the whiteboard. They then discussed what was needed to make their own shadow puppet show.

They needed three elements-light,an object and a surface.The girls set about working in groups to make their own shadow puppet show.They used butterfly puppets,animal cutouts ,their hands and other items along with torches. They used sheets,the walls and even the ceiling as surfaces to display their beautiful shadow shows!

They really enjoyed this very active investigation and discovered that by moving their objects closer and further from the light that they could make their shadow bigger and smaller . They could also make their images sharper or blurry and move them to make an animated show! Well done to Ms O'Malley for shining the light on this theme for the girls!

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