Y6 Reflective Materials

Pupils learn that objects that do not produce light but can still be seen in the presence of a light source are called 'reflectors'. Pupils complete an investigation into a range of reflectors and learn that some materials are better reflectors than others. Pupils also learn that reflective materials can be used for a range of different jobs.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - understand 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
  • NaG - pupils should explore the way that light behaves
  • WS – pupils should identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments; report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations

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