Sixth graders are applying their knowledge of our we see to other examples across other science disciplines. The light bulbs went off when one student connected our light model to the earth, moon and sun.
"Mrs. Brinza...the earth is like the eye, and the sun is the light source. When the moon is in a clear path, allowing light to reflect off of it, it's like the object we're trying to see. Because the moon moves, there's times where there's not a clear path for it, and therefore, we can't see it."
Our next steps...recognizing that not every object reflects light, like the earth and the moon. How can an object interact with light differently?