First graders' next investigation looks at how light interacts with different materials. Our big focus is looking for evidence. In a simple experiment involving flashlights and two makeshift walls, they are looking for evidence that light can bounce off a material (reflect), go through a material (transmit) or stop at a material (absorb). We will be using our findings in an upcoming design challenge!
First graders are putting their knowledge to the test! By using what they know about light, they are trying to get different zoo animals to become illuminated. Sounds easy right? Well, once we put those ideas on paper, it becomes a bit trickier. We're practicing placement and directions, all of which are important in identifying where the light source is and how light travels from the light source to the object it illuminates.