This week our students were continuing to develop their understanding of how light travels and why certain objects cast shadows. Two weeks ago, year 6 conducted an experiment that tested how and why we see objects.


For this task, they were challenged to create their own experiment which would test whether or not an object is opaque, translucent or transparent and develop a series of tests that could identify what happens to a shadow if we change certain variables such as the distance of the light source, the area of an object or the size of a controlled environment.


I was very impressed with the student’s innovative ideas and use of scientific vocabulary when developing and applying their own experiments.


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