Art & Science Week: Exploring Light!

Today we started our investigation by learning about how light interacts with the world around us. In groups we carried out experiments exploring which materials casted shadows. Afterwards we applied our scientific knowledge to design and create our own shadow puppets. In the afternoon we used our creativity and imagination to create our own shadow show expressing the value of kindness.

Please answer the questions below in full sentences sharing what you have learnt today.

  1. What does transparent, translucent and opaque mean?
  2. How are shadows created?
  3. Which materials allow light to pass through?

59 thoughts on “Art & Science Week: Exploring Light!

  1. *What does transparent, translucent and opaque mean?
    “Transparent means something that you can see through it.
    ” Translucent means an object that you can kind of see through it and let a little bit of light through.
    “Opaque means an object that you can not see through it.

    *How are shadows created?
    Shadows are created when there is light and an object blocking the light it creates shadows.

    *Which materials allow light to pass through?
    Glass
    Water
    Clear plastic

  2. Transparent means you can see through it
    clearly and light can pass through.
    Translucent means you can see through a little bit and it lets a little bit of light pass through. Opaque means you can not see through the object and it lets no travel through. Shadow are created with light but can only be created by opaque objects.

  3. Transparent means that you can completely see through it. Translucent means that you can not completely see through it. Opaque means that you can not see through it at all.
    Shadows are created when you are blocking light from passing through.
    The materials that light can pass through are glass, plastic, water, air and some fabrics.

  4. Transparent means a see through block of material that allows light to pass through it. Translucent means some of light can pass through the object.
    Opaque means solid material that allows no light to pass through it and makes a bold shadow.
    Shadow is made by a block of material that’s stops light to pass through it.
    Water and glass

  5. 1. Transparent objects allow all of the light to pass though them, so we can clearly see through.

    2.Translucent objects only allow some light to pass through them, so that we can see through a little bit.

    3.Opaque objects do not allow any light to pass through them, so we cannot see through them at all.

    Shadows happen when no light passes through an object. Like the sun behind a tree.

    Materials like glass allow light through.

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