Shadow puppeteer Manju Gregory shows how to make and create a shadow puppet show. She shows how light travels away from a light source until it meets an object. When something blocks light travelling from a source, a shadow is made. We also see how light travels through translucent materials when the puppeteer creates colourful puppets using coloured translucent materials.

This clip is from:
Science Clips, Light and Shadows
First broadcast:
10 October 2007

Children could make their own shadow puppets to test the hypothesis that light travels from a light source until it meets an object. Children could test transparent, translucent and opaque materials when creating their puppets.