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Rainbow reflections

In this STEM activity, pupils will use a torch and a CD to create rainbow reflection patterns on a piece of paper. Pupils will develop their understanding of how light reflects off objects, the colours that make up white light and how these are separated when shone onto a CD. This activity could be used as a starter or main activity to introduce the concept of reflection or as part of a wider scheme of learning around how light behaves. This activity supports the Year 6 Science curriculum and has been provided by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology).

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