LI: To identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials
HELP!!! As you know from our first Science lesson back, it’s getting darker later now and the sun rises earlier. I have been sleeping terribly recently because as the mornings are becoming brighter, the early morning sunshine is waking me up.
What could be some solutions to my problem?
I think I need better curtains for my bedroom that won’t let the light through. I’m setting you a challenge of choosing some new curtains for my bedroom.
Transparent, Translucent and Opaque
Do you know what these words mean? Have a look at the slides below and see if you can answer what is transparent, translucent and opaque.
- You will need to test different materials around your house with a torch (you can use the iPhone torch).
- Shine the torch on one side of the material and see if you can see the light on the other side.
- Some examples of materials that you can use around the house:
- thick plastic (like a toy)
- cling film plastic
- thick fabric
- baking paper
- Can you put the materials you find in a table? (example below)
Write up a response about what you would like your curtains to be made of:
I would like my curtains to be made from ___________ because _________________________.
I think the curtains in a baby’s room should be made from ____________ because ____________________________.
I think a shower curtain should be made from ______________ because _____________________