- "It shows you everything it has on the wall" (Dillon) "Or ceiling" (Cailynne) - talking about the overhead projector. How does this work?
- "How does it do that?" (Max) - after viewing a rainbow near the overhead projector
- "It's blood!" (Maanya) - the colour of the light changing to red when we put our fingers over the flashlight
- "It's my shadow" (Dillon) - after viewing the shape of his body on the screen. What is a shadow? How does it work?
- "When I put it up the light gets bigger, when I put it down it got smaller" (Maanya) - raising & lowering the flashlight. Why does this happen?
- "What makes them so light?" (Olympia) - while investigating the crystals
"We're making light inside dark!" - Olympia
Before our mid-semester holiday, we began a new unit of inquiry as part of the transdisciplinary theme 'How the World Works'. Children were invited to freely explore, play with and inquire into unit concepts through Dark Days, where our main classroom lights were turned off, the natural light from windows was blocked, and we found other ways to see and move around.
The children helped create the documentation of their own activities by selecting a favourite photograph of themselves engaging with the provocations and writing what was happening:
Here are some of the discoveries, questions, and theories that emerged that we will continue to explore as our unit of inquiry continues:
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