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Light Scientists 06.03.2018

Year 6 Science Investigation 06.03.2018

Year 6 put themselves in the position of scientists when they set up investigations surrounding the behaviour of light when it hits a flat, reflective surface. By using torches and our darkened classrooms, we shone light on a mirror and recorded how the light behaved. We found that the light beam reflected off of the mirror in the same angle that it hit it. We also proved that light travels in straight lines - it didn't matter if it was the incidence (original) beam or the reflective beam. The children came up with some excellent scientific questions which could further our understanding such as 'What would happen to the angle of incidence if we used a curved mirror?' and 'Would it be the same if it wasn't such a shiny surface?'.