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Welcome to the Science Essentials website, the learning zone for kids, teachers and parents for Key Stage 2 science (ages 7-11).

Find out loads more about science by investigating the three areas: Choose Life, Material World and Get Physical. Or search via the QCA index, the English National Curriculum or the Scottish Curriculum for more specific results.

If you are a teacher, take some time to read the Teachers' Notes area, this will help you get the best out of the Science Essentials website.

 
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Question
Then why are the shadows of aeroplanes the same size as the plane?
   
Answer
 
The Sun is so far away that by the time the light reaches us, it is no longer spreading. So the shadow matches the object.

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