The science of light

Challenge reference: 7632

Notional learning hours  10
Level Entry 3
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will explore themes connected with light and undertake investigations that will develop their knowledge of 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. Understand the basic science of light.

  2. Be able to carry out 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 three light sources
    • Identify how light travels eg in straight lines
    • State two examples of how light helps us see
    • Describe the properties of light
    • Safely use equipment to investigate light
    • Record observations from investigations
    • State how light can be reflected
    • State how a shadow is created
    • Make simple conclusions