Monday 27 January 2014

Light Workshop

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents,

Insha'Allah we will have a workshop about "Light in our Lives" administered by Scientists in Schools on Thursday February 6, 2014. Light is a part of the grade 4 science curriculum. The workshop will take around 150 minutes, and here is the list of activities that the students will do during the workshop:



  1. To begin the session, students will be introduced to light as a form of energy and electromagnetic waves. We will discuss the concept of waves, wavelength, and colors.
  2. In the first experiment, students will examine the interaction of light with various objects and categorize the objects using the terms transparent, translucent, and opaque.
  3. In other hands-on activities, students will investigate in pairs how light travels, as well as the reflection and diffraction of light.
  4. Laser light may be demonstrated by the presenter.  The students are not endangered during the demonstration.
  5. Students will investigate the interaction of light with several optical devices and as a group will design a periscope.  If time permits,  we may have a visit by a small version of the famous physicist and violinist, Albert E.......       Needless to say, it's a good photo-op.
  6. During the finale,  students will examine various optical devices including lenses, kaleidoscopes, bug-eye glasses, and retro-reflectors; and possibly try to touch a nebulous pig named Ralph.
Jazakum Allah Khairan.

Tr. Marwa