Science- Light- Refraction lesson Year 6

Light is electromagnetic radiation which is visible to the human eye. In this lesson, students will learn about refraction of light and when it occurs. They will be shown examples of refraction in real life, such as in heat haze and mirages. They will then set up their own experiments to further investigate refraction with examples of investigations given. This is to challenge them to use their scientific enquiry skills.

The lesson powerpoint, experiment help sheet and lesson plan are included. This lesson is intended for Year 6 students but can easily be modified to suit lower KS2 and KS3.

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Created: Aug 31, 2019

Updated: Oct 15, 2019


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