Light Unit

Pre-K spent the month of February studying LIGHT! We experimented with different light sources such as flashlights, sunlight, and glow sticks.  We used light to determine if items were translucent, transparent or opaque. Students used many different objects to cast shadows and we went outside to play with our own shadows. We learned how some animals sleep in the daytime, they are called nocturnal and we are diurnal because we sleep at night.

 

In the ABC center we used straight and curved lines to create letters for our names. 

In the science center we used a prism to experiment with bending light.  If we held the flashlight just right we found a rainbow.  We used mirrors to reflect the light.

    

In the Math Center we experimented with moving moving shadows.  We learned how shadows move depending on where the light source is coming from. We also learned how a shadow gets bigger and smaller.  

   

We went outside and watched as our shadow followed every move we made!