We have started our unit of learning on Light.
We thought about what light is and where it comes from.
We had lots of fun trying to work our what was inside the light boxes. We could only look through a small hole and shine a torch through another. Where would be the best places to put the holes?
After we talked about how shadows are made, we looked a 7 different materials and thought about which would make the best and worst shadows. Then, we used the sun as a light source to compare the shadows they made.
Are shadows always the same?
We made shadow puppets and explored what happened when we moved them closer to and further away from a light source. Did the size of the shadows change?
We tried to draw careful scientific diagrams to explain what was happening. We had to remember that light travels in straight lines.