Website Identify light sources and discuss the Sun. Establish that light is reflected off things that we see and that darkness is an absence of light. Make sundials.
Resource In this session children shed light on how day and night is created on Earth, international time zones and why their length changes throughout the year. They then take a safe look at sun spots on the surface of the Sun. Suitable for Y5 pupils.
Lesson plan MTP - topic was 'Theatre', science covered 'Light and Shadows'. Includes teaching of aspects of light, and shadow puppet theatre project. Resources also uploaded.
Lesson Plan Worksheet for light and shadows exploration We had various activities going on around the class where the answers could be found e.g. reflective vests worn in a cupboard with no lights, A light box and mirrors, A projector to make shadows, opaque and transparent materials and lots of torches.