Light and Shadows - Lesson 7 | Aim for the X

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The Aim for the X activity can also be found within the Light and Shadows - Let's Do Science Bundle. If you are interested in purchasing this activity and more, you can check out the Light and Shadows bundle here.

In this exploration, which is ideal for grades 4-5, students will use their understanding and knowledge about light, reflection, refraction and absorption of light on different surfaces. Students will apply their knowledge by guiding a ray of light to a specific target.

After completing this interactive lesson, students will:

  • Define reflection, refraction and absorption of light
  • Understand how light travels through different mediums

Additional resources required:

  • Shoe boxes (one for each group of three)
  • Laser pointers or flashlights (one for each group of three)
  • One pair of scissors
  • 30+ pieces of glass (glasses with different thicknesses, curves, opacity etc. Another option: including glasses with various liquids inside of them for light to travel through (such as pure water, salt water, etc.)
  • 30+ mirrors with smooth and rough surfaces
  • One roll of red tape, or a sticker of a target
  • One package of modeling clay