Unit 5 - Shadows and Reflections
Enduring Understanding(s): Shadows and reflections are products of light. Essential Question(s): How does light affect the way things look?
● Raccoon On His Own-Story
● Play With Me-Story
● reflective and non-reflective materials
● recording chart (Labelled Reflective/Non-Reflective)
● (non-) reflective
Show materials and recording chart to the children. Sort materials into ‘reflective’ and ‘non-reflective’ groups.
Children can use flashlights as a source of light that they can control and move.
Encourage children to explain how they sorted, i.e., “the stainless steel spoon is reflective because it has a shiny surface,” “the construction paper is non-reflective because it has a dull surface,” etc.
Encourage children to experiment with moving the light source/object.
“In Raccoon On His Own, the baby raccoon looked into the
swamp water. What do you notice?”
“The sunlight shone on the swamp water and created a
Link to videos that will help the understanding:
Our projected learning outcome from this unit:
Light comes from natural and artificial sources
Shadows and reflections are products of life
Light affects people, animals, and things