Teacher: why are there no shadows on a cloudy day?

Pupil 1: Because the sunlight can't get through the clouds

Pupil 2: But if the light can't get through the clouds, it will be dark

What do you think of these answers? Why are there no shadows when it is cloudy?


A student teacher produced a worksheet a drawings of various objects, such as a teddy, a mirror, a hat, silver foil etc. and the children were asked to circle all the objects that reflect light. The student expected the children only to circle the mirror, and foil and the other shiny objects. Would this be correct? Why or why not?


Sight, Safety, Light needs a source, Speed of Light
Transparency, Opaque materials and shadows
Reflection of Light, Intensity
Wavelength, Colour, Filters
The eye
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