Light experiment

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Fine motor development whilst handling the torchlight
  • Intellectual - Predicting , observing, experimenting and comparing
  • Emotional - Engagement
  • Social - Communication of observation
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Shine the torch on 3 different materials
Skill Level
Intermediate
Suitable for
5-6 years old
Estimated time
< 15 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Paper cup
  • Glass
  • Translucent plastic cup
  • Torchlight
  • Dark board
  • Activity sheet

Step 1

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Gather the materials

Step 2

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Place the black board behind the plastic cup. Shine the torch on the plastic cup.

Step 3

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Replace the plastic cup with paper cup. Shine the torch on the paper cup.

Step 4

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Replace the paper cup with glass cup. Shine the torch on the glass cup.

Step 5

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Record observations on activity sheet with your child.

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Ask the Kids

Which cup does the light pass through the most? Why?

Did you know?

Shadows are formed when light is blocked by some objects.

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below