Measuring Light - Does light shine through everything?
Lesson idea. A teacher-led inquiry comparing different materials including fabrics. Light levels are measured with a data logging device and shown on a large display either as a 'bar chart' of the light level or as a 'pictogram' showing 'suns'. Language used includes terms such as 'opaque', 'transparent' and 'translucent'.
Teaching approach. This lesson involves the use of higher order questioning(ta) on scientific method(ta) topics to engage pupils in an inquiry(ta) relating to the nature of light, its measurement, and the use of sensors. (edit)
|Title||Measuring Light - Does light shine through everything?|
[[Teaching Approaches/Questioning|Questioning]], [[Teaching Approaches/Inquiry|Inquiry]], [[Teaching Approaches/Scientific method|Scientific method]]
Learning experiences include
|Age of students / grade|
[[Resources/Age 7|Age 7]], [[Resources/Primary|Primary]]
|Additional Resources/material needed|
Requires a light sensor plus a large display for the whole group to see its readings when the level changes. The activity was written around sensing equipment made by Data Harvest UK. http://dataharvest.co.uk
With thanks to Data Harvest UK. http://dataharvest.co.uk
|Related ORBIT Wiki Resources|
Book of ICT-based activities IT_in_Primary_Science Book of activities using sensors Primary_Science_Curriculum_Activities_with_Sensors
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