Assessment criteria and Learning outcomes:
· I know I must not look directly at the sun because it will damage my eyes.
· I have experimented with different objects that give light to see how the light travels from them.
· I have experimented with different materials to find out which ones give shadows.
· I can use drawing and writing to explain what I found out.
· I know why we can see things, like light bulbs that give out light.
· I can explain how shadows are formed and about their shapes.
· I have kept a record of where the sun is in the sky during a whole day.
· I have kept a record of how the shadow from a stick in the ground changes during the day.
· I can use my science knowledge to describe what happens to the shadow during the course of the day.
· I can explain how the changes in shadows during the day are connected with the sun.
· I can explain how a sundial can be used to tell the time during the day.
· I know what the word ‘’axis’ mean and how it is connected with the Earth.
· I know what ‘opaque’ means and can pick out opaque materials from a collection of materials.
· I know what ‘transparent’ means and can pick out transparent materials from a collection of materials.
· I know what ‘translucent’ means and can pick out translucent materials from a collection of materials.
· I can say which materials will form bright shadows and which will not and explain why.
· I can plan an investigation where several things change but I can control it so that only the one thing changes that I want to change.
· I can check my observations and measurements by repeating them.
· I can compare my results to see if there is a pattern.
· I can suggest what might happen and explain why.
· I can say if my prediction is correct.
· I can write clear accounts and explain my results using my scientific knowledge.
· I can use rulers, tapes and trundle wheels to measure length.
· I can use a table and bar chart to present my result.
· I can use the computer to present my results.