Students conduct an experiment that demonstrates how different colours can reflect light to greater degrees.
- investigate how light can be reflected.
- conduct an experiment to prove a theory.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:
Students learn to:
- identify sources of light, recognise that light travels in a straight path and describe how shadows are formed and light can be reflected and refracted (AC9S5U03)
Relevant parts of Year 5 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 5, students identify sources of light and model the transfer of light to explain observed phenomena.
- Black paper
- Glasses x 2
- Rubber bands x 2
- White paper
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- critical thinking
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - support students in the theories, practical experimentation, and explaining and recording their observations.
This is an original Cool+ lesson.
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