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Monday - Science

Light and Shadows


We have now come to the end of our Science topic. 


Test your self by answering these questions :


  • Do objects disappear when there is zero light?


  • Do all materials reflect light?


  • Is the sun dangerous to our eyes?


  • How are shadows formed?


  • How do shadows change size?


Light is a type of energy that makes it possible for us to see the world around us. We need light to see. Light comes from different sources called light sources; our main natural light source is the sun. Other sources include fire, stars and man-made light sources such as light-bulbs and torches.


Our final activity for this half term is going to be to create our own light source!


Home made tea light holders



What you will need :


  • A jar/glass
  • Glue
  • Sequins/decorative items
  • Paint 
  • Glitter
  • Battery powered tea light/tea light 




  1. Simply decorate your jar however you would like. You might want to paint your jar, decorate with tissue paper, use glitter or stick on beads and sequins.
  2. Pop in your battery powered tea light/tea light and admire your creation! 


Check out these for some inspiration!



Always make sure you have an adult helping you and never light a tea light on your own.


Other ideas


Check out these homemade lamps! Use the link to create your own.











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