Wirral: KaleidoLab

  • 17 Sep 2024 - 19 Dec 2024
  • £300 +VAT per class of up to 35 children

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Ever wondered how light travels from the sun? Or why the world around us is so colourful?

Embark on an illuminating adventure to find out all about light, dark, and all the colours in between!

Learning objectives:

  • Understand that it is dangerous to look directly at the sun.
  • Learn that light travels in straight lines.
  • Learn how rainbows are formed.
  • Learn about refraction and reflection.
  • Learn how and why we see colours.
  • Learn what shadows are, and why they change size.

Curriculum links:

Science, Year 3: Light 

  • Recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.
  • Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.
  • Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes.
  • Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object.
  • Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

This science show can also be used to refresh Y6 knowledge on the topic of light.

Science, Year 6: Light 

  • Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.
  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
  • Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.
  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.

Audience: Key Stage 2
Duration: 30mins

Available selected dates:

Autumn: 1 Oct – 19 Dec ’24
Spring: 14 Jan – 4 Apr ’25

Remember: We’re closed on Mondays during term time!

All visits include

  • Two hours to explore our galleries
  • 30 minute science show for your class only
  • Your very own Enabler, to greet and guide you, and make sure you have a great day!
  • Dedicated lunch space
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