A group of children stranded under the Dover cliffs at night had to use their mobile phones as beacons to guide the rescue services to them. Your class will role play a similar scenario and use their understanding of the way light travels to try and guide helicopters to rescue them before the tide comes in!
This is just one of a range of fun activities in this resource that you can pick and choose from to reinforce and expand children's understanding about light. Children can warn of the coming Spanish Armada, zap aliens to protect the planet earth, and build periscopes to see over WW1 trenches!
- know that light travels from one place to another and that this can be represented by straight lines
- draw simple ray diagrams to show the path of light
- explain that we see objects because of reflected light
- recognise that a ray of light is reflected from an object at the same angle that it strikes it
- problem solve how to see an object around corners using mirrors
These ASE resources were developed by Felix Levinson and Sharon Harris.