Assessment resource Light and shadows: assessment

TLF ID L9838

Test your understanding of shadows. Complete 12 tasks about how shadows change during the day. For example, match the shadow cast by a tree to the position of the Sun. View and print a report on your work.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explain that shadows are formed when objects block light.
  • Students relate changes in shadows to the position of the Sun.
  • Students relate the apparent movement of the Sun to the Earth’s orbit of the Sun on its tilted axis.
Educational value
  • Assesses student's understanding of shadows that occur as a result of the Sun’s apparent movement across the sky.
  • Requires students to answer multiple-choice questions.
  • Requires students to predict Sun positions in relation to shadows cast.
  • Requires students to predict shadows in relation to Sun positions.
  • Provides animations of apparent Sun movement across the sky.
  • Includes a printable report of the student's performance.
Year level

3

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Earth and space sciences
  • Science/Science as a human endeavour
  • Science/Science understanding
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Comprehension activity

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Gayl O’Connor
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    • Script writer
    • Name: Martin Richards
    • Organisation: Transcend-Ability Pty Ltd
    • Address: Aspendale VIC 3195 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Martin Richards
    • Organisation: Transcend-Ability Pty Ltd
    • Address: Aspendale VIC 3195 Australia
    • Script writer
    • Name: Rod Rees
    • Organisation: Rees Films Pty Ltd
    • Address: Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Rod Rees
    • Organisation: Rees Films Pty Ltd
    • Address: Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256kb/s or faster.
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.