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Light shows
Year 5
Physical sciences

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The PrimaryConnections program is supported by astronomer, Professor Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate

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Professional learning program

The PrimaryConnections program includes a sophisticated professional learning component and
exemplary curriculum resources. Research shows that this combination is more effective than using
each in isolation.

Professional Learning Facilitators are available throughout Australia to conduct workshops on the
underpinning principles of the program: the PrimaryConnections 5Es teaching and learning model,
linking science with literacy, investigating, embedded assessment and collaborative learning.

The PrimaryConnections website has contact details for state and territory Professional Learning
Coordinators, as well as additional resources for this unit. Visit the website at:
www.primaryconnections.org.au

PrimaryConnections project
Director Ms Shelley Peers (Australian Academy of Science)
Reference Group Professor Jenny Graves, AO FAA (Australian Academy of Science) [Chair]

Ms Shelley Peers (Australian Academy of Science)
ACT Department of Education and Training
Australian Council of Deans of Education
Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association
Australian Primary Principals Association
Australian Science Teachers Association
QLD Department of Education, Training and Employment
Independent Schools Council of Australia
Indigenous Education Consultative Body
National Catholic Education Commission
NSW Department of Education and Communities
NT Department of Education and Training
Primary English Teaching Association Australia
SA Department for Education and Child Development
TAS Department of Education
VIC Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
WA Department of Education

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Resource sheet 5

Name: _________________________________________ Date:________________

Line of light
investigation planner

Question What do we want to find out?

Prediction What do we think will happen?

What do we need?

• each team member’s science journal
• clear plastic cup
• pencil
• piece of card (20 cm x 20 cm)

• water
• ruler
• torch
• scissors

What will we do?

1. Find a dark place and a flat surface to work on.

2. Use a ruler and pencil to rule a line on the card that is 10 cm high and about 1 mm thick.
Use scissors to cut along the line to create a slot.

3. Hold the card upright and place the torch behind the card so that a thin light beam shines through
the slot.

4. Place the centre of the empty cup in the path of the light beam and observe what happens to the
light beam.

5. Move the cup from side to side, observing what happens to the light beam each time you move
the cup.

6. Fill the cup ¾ full with water and repeat steps 4–6.

Bird’s-eye view of investigation set-up

cup

card with slot

torch

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Resource sheet 5

Line of light
investigation planner

Recording results Draw a labelled diagram to show what happened

Bird’s-eye view of the beam of light
encountering the cup without water

Bird’s-eye view of the beam of light
encountering the cup with water

Explaining results What happened to the beam of light? Why do you think that happened?

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Order your next unit at
www.primaryconnections.org.au

Year
Biological
sciences

Chemical
sciences

Earth and
space sciences

Physical
sciences

F Staying alive What’s it made of? Weather in my world On the move

1 Schoolyard safari Spot the difference
Up, down and

all around
Look! Listen!

2 Watch it grow! All mixed up Water works Push pull

3
Feathers, fur
or leaves?

Melting moments Night and day Heating up

4

Plants in action Material world

Beneath our feet Smooth moves

Friends and foes Package it better

5 Desert survivors What’s the matter?
Earth’s place

in space
Light shows

6
Marvellous

micro-organisms
Change detectives

Earthquake
explorers

It’s electrifying

Essential energy

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www.primaryconnections.org.au

ISBN 978-0-85847-336-2

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PrimaryConnections: Linking science with
literacy is an innovative program linking
the teaching of science with the teaching

of literacy in primary schools.

The program includes a sophisticated

professional learning component and

exemplary curriculum resources.

PrimaryConnections features an inquiry-
based approach, embedded assessment

and incorporates Indigenous perspectives.

The PrimaryConnections curriculum
resources span Years F–6 of primary school.

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