STEM in Action™ Shadow Box Theatre Exploration Project
STEM in Action™ Shadow Box Theatre Exploration Project
STEM in Action™ Shadow Box Theatre Exploration Project
STEM in Action™ Shadow Box Theatre Exploration Project
STEM in Action™ Shadow Box Theatre Exploration Project

STEM in Action™ Shadow Box Theatre Exploration Project

Item# LSP 2797-UK
Ages 7 - 11

Subject focus: Light, Shadow and Creating Composite Shapes

Designed for Key Stage 2

In this whole-class STEM project, James and Will are putting on a puppet show and need students help to create the setting. Through practical investigation, primary learners explore the concepts of light and shadow as they make their very own scenery for a shadow box theatre!

  • Develops problem-solving, teamwork and creative thinking skills
  • Explores how light travels and how shadows are cast
  • Teaches about transparent, opaque, and translucent materials 
  • Encourages investigation of shape and measurement
  • Students will discover the shadow effects of colour, shape, and size by testing different objects 
  • Children will design, create and test prototypes of shadow-scenery in accordance to criteria

Project kit features seven practical activities and includes everything needed to start teaching, straight from the box

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Torches each require 2 D batteries (not included)

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Provides everything needed to start teaching, right out of the box:
 1 teacher guide
 6 student activity guides
 1 Shadow Theatre
 6 torches
 12 clear plastic strips
 70 materials squares
 6 shadow boards
 36 plastic clips
 1 sheet of 6 measuring strips
 6 sets of shape tiles
 6 ManipuLite shapes
 6 rolls of tape
 Stored within a sturdy Gratnells tray.
Gratnells Jumbo Tray measures 30cm H

  • Designed for Key Stage 2
  • Ideal for small groups to whole classes of up to 30 students
  • Group activities are designed for small groups of 4-6 students
  • Perfect for STEM clubs, science clubs and interactive after school clubs
  • Hands-on learning, group collaboration, and short instruction blocks make the project ideal for intervention and SEN at higher levels

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