This term our topic is 'Light'.
This week we were involved in an outdoor learning activity. We went outside and worked in groups of three. Our task was to look through a hole made in one side of a shoe box, there was another hole at the other side to let in light. We had to look carefully to try to see what was inside. We were able to see some objects easier than others. We discussed this and tried to explain why some objects are easier to see when there is not much light. We discussed the materials the items were made from and whether or not they helped to reflect the light.
This week we have looked at Light Sources. A light source is anything that makes light. There are natural and artificial light sources. A few examples of natural light sources include the Sun, stars and candles. A few examples of artificial light sources include light bulbs, lamp posts and televisions.
We thought about and looked for light sources around school, at home and in the environment around us. We then presented our findings in our books.
We also worked with our Talking Partner and discussed the concept cartoon below. We recorded our ideas on post it notes and placed these on our 'Light' classroom display.
No Science - INSET
Look around your home. Where can you find a light? Can you make a list of your findings ready for your homework?