This activity has been developed to give children the opportunity to learn more about light and energy. Children look at light by playing with and talking about torches. Older children will also be encouraged to explore the different types of light and how they relate to energy.
- This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.
Lesson guides and printables
Learning Outcome 2:
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- 2.3 Children become aware of fairness
Learning Outcome 4:
- Children are confident and involved learners
- 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
- 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem-solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
- 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
- 4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
- Torches, piece of paper, fabric, cushion, room that can be dimmed with curtains or blinds, wind-up solar torch (optional)
- Energy flashcards (ages 3-5)
- Pictures – Energy Flashcards
- Websites – Climate Kids – NASA
- Collect items and images that are associated with the theme of light to use as conversation starters.
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