Kindly shared with us by Anna-Maria
This set of activities allows Level 2 pupils to study light and colour using spectroscope and Newton wheel of colour. You can download and print ut the PDF document at the end.
Level: Second level (P7)
Cost per activity: Low
Location: Indoor (preferably needs access to window too)
Needed equipment: used/unwanted CD, phone camera (optional), torch, scissors, glue
Newton's Colour Wheel, taken from www.daviddarling.info
In this set of activities, pupil will:
Make white light with a colour wheel containing all the colours of the rainbow. To understand that white light can be made and broken down into many different colours of the rainbow.
Build a spectroscope that can be used to look at light sources (possibly including the Sun, LEDs, and a TV/computer screen). By doing this they will understand that white light can be broken down into many different colours.
Explore ideas and ask relevant questions to expand understanding and knowledge of a subject of solar energy as a source of renewable energy.
Use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions.
Explore ideas and record experiences through creative work.
Build on understanding of the methods and processes of science through different types of scientific enquiries.
Making a spectroscope and Newton Wheel
Likelihood and Seriousness of Injury
Assessment of remaining risk
Cutting with scissors
Possible, serious injury unlikely
Ensure that scissors are being handled responsibly with adult supervision
Possible paper cuts, serious injury unlikely
Explain potential for cuts
Download the PDF
The Solar Spark - study of sunlight.pdf
Let us know how you get on!