Year 6: Light
This list consists of lesson plans, activities and video clips to support the teaching of light in year six. It contains tips on using the resources, suggestions for further use and background subject knowledge. Possible misconceptions are highlighted, so that teachers may plan lessons to facilitate correct conceptual understanding. Designed to support the new curriculum programme of study it aims to cover many of the requirements for knowledge and understanding and working scientifically. The statutory requirements are that children are taught to:
· recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines
· use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye
· explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
· use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.
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