Science in stories: Peter Pan

Peter Pan has inspired children to dream, to play and to stand up to evil. See how this story can inspire childrens to learn about science.

Ages: 7-9

Topic: Materials Light STEM clubs Uses of everyday materials

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Peter Pan 1: How shadows are formed presentation

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Pupils carry out a fair test to investigate the best material to make a shadow and write to Peter Pan to explain their findings.

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Peter Pan 2: Why shadows change size and shape presentation

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Pupils make and use a sundial to observe and describe patterns in the way the Sun's shadow changes.

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Peter Pan 3: Shadow theatre presentation

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Pupils use their scientific knowledge about shadows and light to create a shadow puppet show.

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Peter Pan 3: Shadow theatre (worksheet)

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Templates for pupils to use to create shadow puppets of Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and Crocodile.

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