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Science Unit 1d Light and Dark

 

               This unit is aimed at children in Year 1.

            A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science unit 1d: Light and Dark

             For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Light at night

(2 pages)

To know that light is essential for seeing things

Pictures to choose and colour in, to indicate which give us light at night

Light sources survey

(1 page)

To identify a number of sources of light

A survey to use within the school to tally how many different sources of light are used.

Light sources

(1 page)

To know that there are many sources of light

Worksheet to fill in the various sources of light

Sources of light

(1 page)

To identify a number of sources of light

 

Cut out the pictures and put in the box source or light / not source of light

Sorting light sources

(1 page)

To know that there are many sources of light

Pictures to sort into light sources / not, man-made / natural / not light sources

Dark and light word bank

(5 pages)

To identify a number of words associated with light

 

Flashcard words for use in identifying words associated with light

Pictures for dark and light

(17 pages)

To identify a number of sources of light

Large pictures of a variety of sources of light

Afraid of the light

(1 page)

Listening and responding

A different view on being afraid of the dark written as a poem

Seeing in the dark

(1 page)

To identify a number of sources of light

Draw and write things that help you see in the dark

How to make a black box

(1 page)

To investigate that objects cannot be seen in darkness

Instructions to make a black box to explore how we use light to help us see in the dark

What causes day and night

(1 page)

To understand that the Sun is the source of light for the Earth

An experiment for the children to do to find out about how the sun lights up the day

Foil investigation

(1 page)

To know that shiny objects need a light source if they are to shine

Finding out and answering questions whether a piece of foil is still shiny when it is completely dark.

Shiny things

To understand that shiny objects are not light sources

Sorting out shiny / not shiny things explanation about shiny things and light

Safety T shirt

To suggest how to find out about where a reflective strip will shine brightly

Use fluorescent paints / reflective strips on the T shirt template go into the dark to see if it can be seen when light is shining on it.

Answer the questions

(3 pages)

Reinforcement / assessment

Questions about light and dark answer the questions and draw a picture as reinforcement

An investigation template

(1 page)

Investigating

A template which can be used for any investigation finish off the sentence for the appropriate investigation

 

 

   

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