What is light and where does it come from?

In this lesson, we are going to be learning about light. We are going to learn about what light is, where it comes from and how shadows are formed. We are going to complete an investigation into how light behaves with transparent, translucent and opaque objects. If you would like to take part in the practical investigation you will need: a light source (e.g. lamp, torch or phone light), a piece of paper, a piece of cardboard and a piece of something transparent (e.g. clear plastic). If you do not have these items you can still complete the lesson by watching the teacher's demonstration.

Video

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Science - Reflection end of lesson Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is light?

1/4

Q2.What is dark?

2/4

Q3.Transparent object is one where...

3/4

Q4.How is a shadow created?

4/4

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Science - Reflection end of lesson Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is light?

1/4

Q2.What is dark?

2/4

Q3.Transparent object is one where...

3/4

Q4.How is a shadow created?

4/4

Lesson summary: What is light and where does it come from?

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