English Class fourth graders learned first hand about the history of light from campfire light, to oil lamplight all the way through incandescent lights and LED lights. The pupils learned about the properties of lights, how it bends when it is refracted and how it behaves when it is reflected and creates a mirror image.
The fourth graders learned about shadows as well. They learned how a shadow changes when the properties (brightness, position, distance) of a light source are changed by using a shadow theatre for experimentation. The pupils also learned that lighting affects how we perceive colours in objects.
Under black light lots of things look very different!
The icing on the cake was when the fourth graders participated in a workshop where they made their very own reflecting disco balls. Pretty cool, or what?!!