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  • recognising senses are used to learn about the world around us: our eyes to detect light, our ears to detect sound, and touch to feel vibrations
  • identifying the sun as a source of light
  • recognising that objects can be seen when light from sources is available to illuminate them
  • exploring different ways to produce sound using familiar objects and actions such as striking, blowing, scraping and shaking
  • comparing sounds made by musical instruments using characteristics such as loudness, pitch and actions used to make the sound

Light Videos


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For Teachers

Equipment in Primary Science for light: Newton's colour wheels, prisms, light box, optical set, mirrors, light box, torches, colour paddles, colour-mixing glasses

Equipment in Primary Science for sound:

tuning forks

Sound Videos

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