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These lesson plans have been written to teach the full topic of LIGHT to 4th and 5th graders (Y5 and Y6 in the UK). There are also links with SPACE as the Sun is the main light source, so activities use the Earth in Space to show day and night, seasons and shadow creation.
The pack includes 8 lesson plans and a skills assessment sheet for both pupils and teachers to use to assess learning at the beginning, ongoing and at the end of the unit.
Science Assessment Sheet (Must, Should, Could statements for all elements of Light - where appropriate)
Pre Learning Lesson: What do we know about Light?
Lesson 1: How does light travel? (drama) Night and Day, Seasons.
Lesson 2: Transparent, translucent, opaque - sorting and classifying objects
Lesson 3: Shadow Investigation
Lesson 4: Reflection. Using mirrors to see through a opaque object (investigation)
Lesson 5: Prisms and filters - how do we see colours?
Lesson 6: Shadow formation
Lesson 7: Facts about light, the Earth and how day and night occur
Lesson 8: Review using assessment statements - what do we now know about Light?
Please see the preview for the structure of the lessons.
Each lesson contains:
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