By Jill Tomlinson

A great story to talk about darkness or light sources.

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by Leo Lionni

This very cute story investiagtes friendship and colour mixing.

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by Martin Waddell and Barbara Frith

This lovely story includes using light sources and allow for a discusssion about whether the Moon is a light source.

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by John Rocco

A beautiful picture book about a power cut.

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Download a dark box sheet for KS1 here.


Why do rainbows happen?

Great time-lapse video of a shadow throughout a day

Amazing hand shadows video

A lovely stop motion animation based on the story Little Blue and Little Yellow

1001 Inventions video exploring Ibn Al Hytham's discoveries about how we see.

Downloadable Resources

Which is the best light bulb?

A short real life pattern spotting activity for upper KS2. (Download this to see the pictures on the sheet)