“To sustain the children’s curiosity and fascination, we invited them to individually or collaboratively investigate the properties of light and colour,” said Early Learning Educator Robeka Bresovski.
“Children then expressed interest in revisiting the prospect of creating and designing their very own light show in our classroom.”
“To get the most out of the learning experience, we gathered as a group to discuss what was available to use and how the light production would work.”
The classroom included three light stations:
- An overhead projector allowed the children to create their own moving light show using transparent colour counters.
- A rotating light machine allowed the children to experiment with colour and light. Children used a rotating remote control, creating the right ambiance for the light show production.
- A shadow making station allowed the children to create moving patterns, lines and shapes.
“By having the lights turned off to create a dark ambiance for colour and light exploration, our broad little learners were encouraged and inspired to use the equipment and materials in a number of different ways,” Ms Bresovski said.
Later in the week a discovery station was designed to encourage children to actively seek and explore different ways to create a light show in the classroom.
“A selection of items were placed in a discovery box for children to manipulate, create, build and design a colourful light show,” Ms Bresovski said.
“They included torches, glow sticks, mirrors, pom poms, transparent magnets and blocks.”