Shadows and Sundials

Session details


Museum based
Usually Monday to Thursday, 10am or 12:30pm

Curriculum Links

Key Stage 2

Length of session
90 minutes

Maximum group size
Up to 30


'The delivery of the session is brilliant – fun, friendly, and very informative.'

Year 3 teacher

Session outline

Our collection of sundials provides a great opportunity to explore properties and the behaviour of light, including how shadows are formed.

Find out about the light experiments of the Islamic scientist Al Haytham and make your own camera obscura to take home.

This session can be adapted for Lower KS2 or Upper KS2.