The science of light

Challenge reference: 7626

Notional learning hours  10
Level Entry 2
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will explore themes connected with light and undertake investigations that will develop their knowledge of the properties and the use of light.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Show an understanding of the basic science of light.

  2. Take part in experiments to investigate light.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Name at least two light sources
    • State how light travels eg in straight lines
    • Give an example of how light helps us to see
    • Safely use equipment to investigate light, under close supervision
    • Show how light can be reflected
    • Show how a shadow is created