Light KS1 Science. Links to free to use interactive teaching resources, learn about light at home or in the classroom.
Identify Light Sources Interactive
The first two parts of the activity asks pupils to sort a collection of items into those which are sources of light and those which are not. The rest of the activity deals with uses of light in the environment, asking pupils to identify the source of light in a picture and to say what the light is used for.
Light Sources Video
A little boy, Anshu, wonders what happens when his Dad switches his bedroom light off at night. Anshu explores his bedroom as his eyes become accustomed to the dark, noticing the different light sources from inside his room, his house and outside his house.
Light Sources And Rays Interactive
Explore sources of light. Find out why some objects that shine are not light sources and that light travels in straight lines.
What Are Shadows? Video
Vlad the vampire is looking after the castle whilst his Aunt Vera is away. When he sees the spooky shadow of a vampire, Vlad does not understand how shadows are made and believes that there is someone out to get him. Kate and Dave teach Vlad that light travels in straight lines, when it is blocked by an opaque object, a shadow is formed.
What Is Light? Video
Hello! Seymour Science here... today’s episode is all about where light comes from... with my expert friend, Albert!