Shine A Light

Shine A Light Tess Watson

Create a light ray with this science experiment.

Materials Needed:

  • Torch
  • A Pencil
  • Scissors
  • A Piece of Foil
  • Dark Room

What to do:

  • Cover the end of the torch with the foil.
  • Turn on the light at the things in the bedroom.
  • Poke a hole in the foil with the pencil.

The Science Factor:

The hole in the foil lets a thin beam of light through. The light travels in a straight line called a light ray. Because it is going in a straight line this makes it easier to aim the light at the objects in the bedroom.

Hints and Tips:

  • Did you know, light rays are the fastest things in the whole universe.
  • Ask your child to draw or write down all the things that make light.
  • Candles were used before the invention of lamps.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 5 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    has organized, continuous memory

    follows and understands complex instructions (verbal and visual)

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Science and Nature, Sensory Play, Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Indoor Games, Learning Games, Science Experiments, Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity cooperation confidence creativity commitment enthusiasm persistence imagination and reflexivity

    4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people place technologies and natural and processed materials

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

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Last modified on Sunday, January 25, 2015
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