Lighting up the Shadows

About this resource

Type

Learning resource

Years

5

Subject

Physics

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Lighting up the Shadows

This learning resource consists of a number of engaging activities on the properties of light which can be completed either onsite at Queensland Museum, offsite in the classroom, or in combination.

Part 1 features a structured series of activities which allows students to explore four light exhibits in SparkLab, Sciencentre. These include: Mirror Mirror, Seeing Colour, Coloured Shadows and Frozen Shadows. In Part 2, students are given the opportunity to explore the properties of light further by designing and creating their own shadow puppets on a theme or topic. Our recommended inspiration is Queensland Biodiversity which is beautifully presented in our Wild State Exhibition - and should not be missed.


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