Recently Year 6 have been learning about light. Light travels in straight lines and this means that it can be easily directed using well placed mirrors. In 6R, we learned about how periscopes are used in a variety of situations to allow the viewer to see over, under or around objects. We made our own periscopes using old juice cartons and mirrors set at a 45 degree angle to one another.
We have also written explanation texts about the uses of mirrors including instructions for making your own periscope. Did you know, the word periscope comes from the greek 'peri' meaning around and 'scope' meaning to look?
6M will be making their periscopes next week.