In Rowan Class, we celebrated Science Day by looking at Science in different contexts and linked to our new topic about Light. In Literacy, we looked at a classic poem called A Light Exists in Spring by Emily Dickinson, which describes light in its natural surrounding. We analysed it’s effectiveness and then recited it in groups to each other.
In Maths, we looked at negative numbers, which we often use in Science to record temperatures when experimenting.
In the afternoon, we took part in a Science experiment to find out how light travels. We discovered that light can only travel in straight lines. Also, the colour of the object affected the reflection on a screen. The darker the object, the less light reflected onto the screen. Therefore, the lighter the object, the greater the light reflected on the screen. We knew this because a shadow was created as the light could not travel through the block.
Finally, it was our turn to visit the Inflatable Planetarium. We watched a “tour” of the night sky, looking at the stars and planets above us. It was a very exciting experience for us all!
What was your favourite part of the day? Miss Jennings