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Science Experiment - Line Up the Light!

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PDF | 4 pages | Years: 1 - 4

A science experiment which explores how light travels.

Light comes from a source like a lamp or the sun, but we can block it by putting something between it and our eyes. The fact that we can block light tells us something about how it travels. Let’s investigate!

Use this Science experiment when exploring the physical science of light.

Students follow the scientific method to conduct the experiment in small groups, and they then complete the worksheet provided.

Light Vocabulary

  • straight line
  • visible spectrum
  • light source
  • light
  • beam
  • reflect
  • torch
  • opaque
  • shine
  • shadow
  • absorption
  • sun
  • concave
  • convex lens
  • prism
  • refraction
  • reflection
  • watt
  • shade
  • translucent
  • daylight
  • joule
  • transparent
  • crest
  • trough
  • wavelength
  • frequency
  • law of reflection
  • plane mirror
  • natural light
  • transmit
  • nanometres
  • absorb
  • lens
  • magnetic
  • diffraction
  • cornea
  • pupil
  • iris
  • concave lens
  • convex mirror
  • concave mirror
  • retina
  • rod
  • cone
  • pigment
  • particles
  • direction
  • penumbra
  • photon ray
  • umbra
  • ultraviolet
  • polarisation
  • wave
  • electromagnetic spectrum
  • light-year
  • infrared
  • electromagnetic wave
  • particle-wave theory

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  • Layla
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    child friendly
    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Layla, I hope your students enjoy working scientifically with this experiment! Thank you for your comment! Paul.

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