Y3 Seeing in the Dark

Pupils investigate the difficulties of seeing things in the dark and how a light source helps overcome this problem. They learn that an object in a dark place can only be seen clearly when light from a light source is reflected of an object and then enters the eye.


Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light; notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • NaG - pupils should explore what happens when light reflects off a mirror or other reflective surfaces
  • WS - pupils should set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests; report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions

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