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How we see things

  • Category: Science
  • Lessons: 6
  • Year Group: 6
  • Key Stage: 2
How we see things Example

Encourage your class to see the light with these KS2 'How we see things' lessons for Year 6. Looking at how light travels, how shadows are formed and how they behave, as well as taking a closer look at the eye and how it works, these KS2 Science lessons will give your class a complete view of how we see things.

With lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and much more, these resources provide everything you need to enlighten your class as to how they see light and how light behaves. It's a real eye-opener!


Complete Series

How we see things: The Complete Series

How we see things: The Complete Series

Includes all 6 lessons from the series
Price: £12.00

The complete 'How we see things' series includes the lessons: Light and Shadow; The Eyes; Reflection; Reflecting Surfaces; Changing Shadows; and An Evaluation.

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Individual Lessons

How we see things: Light and Shadow

How we see things: Light and Shadow

Lesson #1
Price: £2.99

The first lesson in this series recaps your class's knowledge of shadows and how they are formed, as well as how light travels in straight lines and natural and artificial light sources. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas and differentiated worksheets.

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How we see things: The Eyes

How we see things: The Eyes

Lesson #2
Price: £2.99

This lesson teaches children about how we need light to see things and how the eyes work. They will discover some of the different parts of the eye, including the lens, retina, iris and optic nerve, and how each part works to enable us to see. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Challenge Cards.

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How we see things: Reflection

How we see things: Reflection

Lesson #3
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Light can only travel in a straight line so how can we see around corners? This lesson uses mirrors to teach children about reflection and how reflecting light off mirrors at different angles can help us to see things we wouldn't normally be able to see if we were looking straight ahead. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas and differentiated worksheets.

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How we see things: Reflecting Surfaces

How we see things: Reflecting Surfaces

Lesson #4
Price: £2.99

We have found out so far that mirrors reflect a lot of light but are there any other surfaces that do the same? This lesson explores how surfaces reflect and absorb light before giving your class the chance to explore which surfaces reflect more light than others. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Surface Cards.

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How we see things: Changing Shadows

How we see things: Changing Shadows

Lesson #5
Price: £2.99

By now, your class should know how shadows are formed but how do they behave? This lesson gives your class the chance to plan, carry out an investigation into the behaviour of shadows, looking at questions such as how the distance of an opaque object from a light source will affect the size of a shadow. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas and differentiated worksheets.

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How we see things: An Evaluation

How we see things: An Evaluation

Lesson #6
Price: £2.99

After recapping the difference between shadows and reflections, this lesson gives your class the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of how we see things, drawing on all the information they have found out over the course of the module. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, a worksheet, an Information Book Template and an End of Unit Quiz.

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