How is light made?


Light is all around us. The Sun shines on the Earth every day and we use electric lights or candles to light our homes, schools and workplaces. We use torches or streetlights when we are out and about at night and build fires for light and warmth when we go camping. Even in the middle of the night, there is some light from the stars in the sky.

But one of my daughter’s schoolfriends asked me how light is made. And her brilliant question made me think about natural and man-made light sources.

So, let’s find out more about light – what it is and how it is made…

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What makes a shadow?


“I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me…”, so goes the poem ‘My Shadow‘ by Robert Louis Stevenson. My 2-year-old likes to chase her shadow when we go out walking but my elder daughter wants to know where shadows come from…

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