Light: Star constellations

In this lesson pack for year 6 and P7, linking to the topic light and vibrations and waves, pupils will revisit how shadows are formed and start to explore how light travels in straight lines. They will learn about the night sky, including how stars are a light source. They will create their own light constellations using a cardboard tube and a torch.

This downloadable pack includes:

  • A lesson plan
  • Printable instructions for the activity
  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • A map of the night sky

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Kitchen or toilet roll tubes
  • Torches with a single bulb
Year 6
Light: Star constellations

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