1. Today, we are going to continue learning about light.
Watch the video about light and shadows. Make sure you listen carefully so that you can answer the questions in the quick quiz below:
1. Shadows are created when …
a) light shines on water
b) light can not pass through an object
c) you look in a mirror
2. What is an example of a light source (something that creates light)?
a) the sun
b) tin foil
c) a mirror
3. What happens when you move light away from an object?
a) the shadow gets smaller
b) the shadow vanishes
c) the shadow gets bigger
4. How does light travel?
a) on a bus
c) in a straight line
5. Look at the picture below, what is creating the shadow?
2. Changing the size and shape of a shadow
Download the template of the monkey. Carefully, cut out the template of the monkey.
If you don’t have a printer or paper, draw and create a character or use a small toy (or even use your hand!).
Close your curtains and try and make the room as dark as possible. Under a light (or torch), change the shape of the monkey’s shadow. Move him around to change the size and shape of his shadow.
Can you make the monkey’s shadow bigger?
Can you make the monkey’s shadow smaller?
Can you make the monkey’s shadow taller?
Can you make the monkey’s shadow shorter?
3. Something Extra
A shadow can be used to tell a story. Watch the video below and see Raymond Crowe perform a shadow puppet show using his hands.
Joke: Where do the cows go for entertainment?
Answer: The moo - vies!
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2. Telling the time
Watch the video below about practising how to tell the time.
Look at the clocks below and tell me what time it shows on each clock.
Riddle: What travels around the world but stays in one spot?
(The answer will be revealed at the end of the day.)
Today, we are going to be looking at technology around us. People make machines to help us in our daily life. This is called technology.
Most machines need electricity to work. Some items of technology carry out simple instructions. For example: flicking on and off a light switch.
Some machines are clever and can carry out more complicated instructions. They are able to understand and follow the instruction we give them. Here are some examples:
Traffic Lights Washing Machine Oyster Ticket Machine
How does it work?
When using a traffic light, you press the button. The computer chip inside follows the instruction the traffic light signals (tells) the lights they need to change to amber (orange) and then red. After the traffic light will show an amber (orange) light to tell the drivers to slow down, the traffic light will switch on a red light to stop the traffic. A green man will appear to show the pedestrians that it is safe to cross.
How does it work?
After adding your dirty clothes and washing powder, you use the keypad to select the type of wash you want. Click on the start button. The washing machine takes that instruction and carries out the wash. It beeps to tell you the washing is finished.
How does it work?
After getting on the bus, you hold the Oyster Card to the reader. The reader takes the card details and subtracts the cost of the fare from your card.
We use technology everyday and we are even using technology right now! Look around your home and find two examples of technology and tell me how you use (operate) them.
Here is a template below:
Great work today!
Click on the video below and listen to a reading of 'The Secret of the Black Rock' by Joe Todd - Stanton.
(The answers to the science quiz - 1. b, 2. a, 3. a, 4. c, 5. c)