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Explore these sights during morning activity time and as homework:nomail

Session A

 

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/edison/lightbulb.shtml

Who invented the light bulb?

 

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/domestic/content/energy-efficient-lighting

Follow this link for a useful site with information about energy saving light bulbs

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zyntsbk

Video clip of two demonstrations of how light travels in straight lines

 

Session B

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z8vfb9q

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zkqw2hv

Two short video clips about shadows to stimulate discussion

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/light_shadows.shtml

Some useful revision points contained within this interactive resource

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zsqd7ty

How different materials affect shadows

 

http://www.zephyrus.co.uk/games1.html

Hand shadow puppetry

 

Session C

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zf9c87h

A video clip with lots of information about the human eye

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20080312084622/http://www.bootslearningstore.com/ks2/eyesight.htm Click this link for an informative interactive resource

 

http://www.colorcube.com/illusions/illusion.htm

This really is an excellent site containing visual tricks and explanations of what is happening

 

 

Session D

 

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/lr.cfm

Simple animation showing reflection of light

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zqg3cdm

Video clip showing and explaining refraction

 

http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s/our-world/2012/06/make-a-periscope.aspx http://www.webinnate.co.uk/science/week8.htm http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/educators/teaching_resources/activities/360_degree_periscope.aspx

These sites explain how periscopes work and inspire periscope design!

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/see_things.shtml

Use mirrors to light up objects

 

http://www.krazydad.com/makeyourown/index.php

An online kaleidoscope

 

Session E

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/physics/space_physics/signals_from_space/revision/2/

Scroll down to see a video of a beam of white light passing through a triangular prism

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0043dq1

Video clip that explains how rainbows are made

 

http://www.metlink.org/weather-climate-resources-children/key-stages-weather-climate/key-stage-2-weather/ks2-rainbows.html

Child-friendly explanation of rainbow formation

 

https://sites.google.com/site/scienceofcolour/how-colors-mix

Explanation of light and pigment colour mixing

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20131029091004/http://www.lightwave.soton.ac.uk/experiments/colours/javacolours.html#

http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/mix_n_match/

Two sites that allow online mixing of coloured light

 

 http://www.omsi.edu/tech/colormix.php

On this site you can mix light colours and pigment (paint) colours

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/games/colour-factory-game

Simple online pigment mixing

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/electromagnetic-spectrum.html

Description of electromagnetic spectrum that includes white light visible to the human eye plus other wavelengths such as microwaves, X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet

 

http://physics.uwb.edu.pl/ptf/fizyka2000/tomography/projections.html

This site contains some useful background information for the more able about X-rays, CAT scans, microwave ovens, etc.

 

Session F

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bang/handson/lightspeed.shtml

An experiment to measure the speed of light in the classroom!

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/hotsciencelight/

Discover what in your home can slow the speed of light

 

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/questions/question19.html

This page contains some useful background information on Light Years

 

http://www.canon.com/v-square/movie.html?id=k013

A video that explains why rainbows are seen in soap bubbles

 

http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/bub_dome.html

Simple investigation to see the colours in soap bubbles

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/light/play/

Children use their knowledge of light to save Rani in this challenge!