Lighting Up Their World

Young children are naturally curious.  The introduction of our new Year 2 Science unit on light and sound features interactive hands-on activities and experiments to stimulate their imagination and learning.

Last week, Year 2 students enjoyed an incursion where they participated in a range of activities and experiments including making flutes out of straws, making a battery using circuits and foil, making paper ‘thunder clappers’, and experimenting with vibrations. The simple act of making things happen through a flick of a switch or the release of a balloon helps children understand the concept of cause and effect.

The incursion concluded with students participating  in a ‘mini Olympics’ style quiz to demonstrate what they had learnt about soundwaves, vibrations and light and sound in everyday life.