Y5 Opaque, Translucent or Transparent

Pupils sort a range of materials and items that have been designed for our eyes into opaque, translucent or transparent groups. Pupils explain why each item has been designed to either block, reduce or let light pass through them.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • NaG - pupils should build a more systematic understanding of materials
  • WS - plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary

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