Terrific Scientific - Light

This investigation looks at light and shadows. Children use torches to explore how light travels and what happens when light hits opaque and transparent objects.

Links to: Light, Materials and their Properties.

Key equipment: Light source (ie torches), coloured film.

Watch the film below before carrying out the investigation.

Teacher Resources

This resource explains how to carry out the Light investigation with your class.

Click to download the teacher resource

Click to download an optional blank investigation sheet

Where next?

Bitesize KS2: What is light?
Our investigations: The Human Body and Living Things
Our investigations: The World Around Us