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Investigation to find out what affects the size of a shadow.

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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Liam Haggerty 11Wd

Investigation to find out what affects the size of a shadow.

Aim

To see what happens to the size of the shadow when certain factors are changed.

Variables

There are many variables in which I could change. For our experiment it will be sufficient for us only to change one variable the rest we will keep constant. Here is a list of variable from this I will choose on variable to which I think will have the mast effect on the size of the shadow.

* Positioning of screen in co-ordination with the lamp

* Size of the screen and the lamp

* Size of the object used.

* Shape of the object used

* Angle of the screen

* Shape of the screen

* Distance between light and object.

The variable highlighted in red is the one I will change, as this I believe is the factor that affects the size of a shadow the most.

Hypothesis

I predict that the closer the object is to the light source the larger the shadow will be. Therefore the further away the objects

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