Science focus on light and Shadow

How are rainbows made? What colour is light? Just two of the fascinating questions posed to Year 3 this week in their Science lesson focusing on the topic of Light and Shadow.

Some very creative answers followed including pots of gold and fairies, it almost seemed a shame to burst their bubbles (pun intended.) The children explored this seemingly magical phenomenon only to find that rainbows are caused by reflection, refraction and dispersal of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. I think we all secretly preferred the fairy idea!

Mrs Bowyer then revealed her ‘Top Secret Mega Bubble Mix’ that she’d spent the weekend perfecting (she’s desperate to be the new Potions teacher at Hogwarts.) The huge bubbles only lasted a moment, but allowed the children to opportunity to observe the beautiful array of colours that light is made from. Their next mission was to use their own bubble wands to fill the skies above St Faith’s with as many bubbles as they possibly could…and pop a few along the way! Great fun for all.