Sources of Light

Why do we need light?

Project Summary

Our world is full of all different kinds of light! Where does that light come from, and why is it so important?

Lesson details

Lesson by: Nica

Estimated lesson duration: 25 - 35 min

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What you’ll do

Embrace your inner child and have a light party with your learner to investigate light energy. You and your learner will be exploring the question: Why do we need light?

Questions you'll answer

  • Why do we need light? What are our sources of light?

  • How can we have fun with light?

  • How do you know if something is a light source?

What to prep

  • Flashlight/torch

  • Mobile phone

  • Candle

  • Lamps

  • Fairy lights

  • Dark room with curtains (no sharp corners or items on floor)

  • Aluminum foil

  • Ziplock bag

  • Rubber band

  • Toothpick or push pin

  • Markers

  • Basket to hold items during the scavenger hunt

Meet your teacher

Nica  Bannister

Nica - @mdbannister

Teaching for 11 years

Nica is a teacher, mom, and a lifelong learner. She enjoys getting to know people and cultures through food and the arts. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she took up Psychology in an effort to understand people and their behaviour further. A career path in education was a mere accident, as she took a break from the corporate world and fell in love with children’s innate curiosity. This led her to pursue her Master’s degree in Literacy and General Childhood Education at Bank Street College in New York City. After three years in NYC, she moved to Singapore and taught pre-K using inquiry-based learning. She is currently teaching 2nd and 3rd grade in Wellington, New Zealand, where she incorporates the best of her teaching experiences from all over the world while listening to the child’s needs and encouraging inquiry and independence.

Sources of Light

Why do we need light?

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