Last Shadow Puppets

Bring science and art together in this inspirational outdoor lesson

Years: 1, 2

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 3

Subjects: Art, Science

Resource Overview

Using the incredible Andrew Goldsworthy as inspiration; this lesson encourages children to use natural materials for sculptural purposes. As an added bonus, the children need to learn how to cast a shadow with their own bodies as part of the art work. By bringing science and art together the children are encouraged to be creative and exploratory whilst seeing natural resources in a whole different 'light' (boom tish!)

The lesson could also work for KS2 especially if the science content was brought to the fore.

Resource Assets


Lesson Plan

Merge science and art in this lesson which gets children thinking about imaginative sculpture using outdoor materials whilst using shadows cast by their bodies as part of the art work!

Curriculum Objectives

  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination