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Lesson Four – Pinhole Camera

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to devise and build a model of a pinhole camera to demonstrate how light travels in straight lines. The children can explain how the images on the screen of the pinhole camera are inverted to prove that light travels in straight lines.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to devise and build a model of a pinhole camera to demonstrate how light travels in straight lines

Learning Objectives

Recording of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels. Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.

Learning Outcomes

I can record what I have found out using diagrams. I can show how light travels in straight lines by building a model.

Pinhole Camera

Teaching sequence to help the children devise and build a model of a pinhole camera to demonstrate how light travels in straight lines

Seeing Objects

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and explain how light travels in straight lines to make inverted images

Pinhole Camera Instructions

Shared reading text to help the children make a model of a pinhole camera to demonstrate how light travels in straight lines

Pinhole Camera

Interactive activity to help the children devise and build a model of a pinhole camera to demonstrate how light travels in straight lines

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to devise and build a model of a pinhole camera to demonstrate how light travels in straight lines

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