After our group discussion, we represented our theories individually with drawing and writing:
We have continued to explore shadows and develop our theories in different ways:
Reading stories & watching videos:
Is there a battery inside [the light projector]?
How do the beads go with the light?
How do the squares light up? Why does it light like that?
How does the light machine make a rainbow on the carpet?
How does the light go on the screen [from the light projector]? &
Why is my hand so high?
We also spent time observing the sky in our own environments. First we took photographs at school and created paintings from our photos:
Some of us also photographed our sky observations at home:
All the while, we continued to share and discuss our theories at school. Many of us also made connections as we explored other books:
Today we reflected on our visit by viewing photos and videos of our experiences. We discussed and explained our favourite light installations. We most enjoyed the light blocks, light balls, and interactive light images wall. We each created drawings and wrote descriptions for our favourite installation in our unit of inquiry journal.
We are now using our 'I wonder...' questions to collaboratively plan next steps in our learning. To support our scientific process we will be using this learning cycle as support:
Today Kindergarten 1 shared their learning in the K1-G2 Assembly. We shared our paintings of different light sources and performed the song 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' in different ways. Our presentation was an opportunity for us to practice some of our PYP Approaches to Learning (Transdisciplinary Skills), including planning, presenting, speaking, and spatial awareness, as well as PYP attitudes, like confidence, enthusiasm, and independence.
Our scientific literacy skills were evident as we:
We reflected on our experiences with dark and light by hearing our discoveries and activities repeated to us from Ms. Alison's documentation notes, as well as by looking at the videos and photos that she took. We made an enormous painting the size of our bodies to represent our Dark Day experiences.