Autumn 2 Bright Sparks

Our next project is called ‘Bright Sparks’ and we will be investigating the question: ‘How can science improve our lives?’

During half term, look around your house, garden, street, town, places you visit etc and try to think about how we use science to improve our everyday lives.

We will be deepening our understanding of light and electricity in the classroom and linking our science learning to maths and DT when we make vehicles.



Can you find out how different colours of light can be created?

Can you find out how these optical instruments work?

  • periscope
  • telescope
  • binoculars
  • mirror
  • magnifying glass
  • Newton’s first reflecting telescope

Why do objects look like they are bent in water?

How are rainbows formed?

47 Responses

  • Ibrahim says:

    Back in the day when Thomas Edison was around he started to research the into electricity. After researching for a few years he started to invent the light bulb which has had a great impact on most people’s life’s. After the invention of the light bulb electricity was put into further detailed inventions.

  • Cole says:

    Sir Brian Cox – the universe

    Sir Brian Cox investigates many things to do with the universe and stars. He has written several books on the universe , stars and planets. And so, if it wasn’t for scientists no-one would have discovered anything to do with the universe or its secrets. People have discovered things miles out of our solar system and are still making theory’s towards what will happen in the future. Some believe our galaxy will (in billions of years) be eaten by a black hole.

  • Josh says:

    I think that we should have electricity because we need to find out about some things like finding where you are going. If you are trying to find some things like a watch you would need electricity but you need it for most things. If you are waiting for some things you need to track it or finding where the closest shopping centre is, or the closest food area.

  • Amber Y says:

    Do you think we need electricity ?
    I don’t think we do because the only thing us humans do is sit and
    go on a phone ,tabs , PlayStation and menny more . But on the
    other hand we kind of do need a electricity because it can help
    Doctors and nurses.

  • Amber E says:

    In the olden days they had no elecricerty , gass or heat they had to use candles or bild a fire to see and keep warm. They had no texnolergy sush as phone, ipads ,ipods,laptops , radios and much more. They had to use leters and postcards or feet to tark to each other.

  • Poppy says:

    Lights are very important because if we didn’t have them we wouldn’t be able to see anything.

  • Sam says:

    Light bulbs are really good for lighting houses so people can see where they are going.

  • Michael says:

    Electricity Pollution

    Many of the forms of electricity used to create products release gasses into the atmosphere , polluting the sky . Other companies release used chemicals into rivers and the ocean. This form of production is very dangerous towards the worlds atmosphere. Other inventions such as cars also use electricity and they also produce gas , that harms the oxygen that we breathe in .

  • Grace T says:

    These are some electric devices.

  • Bilal says:

    Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)(British citizen)
    Isaac discovered gravity and made Newton.

  • Grace W says:

    I think that having electricity is a good thing because without it we wouldn’t have light bulbs to help us see, clocks to help us tell the time, traffic lights help us (adults) to know when to stop and go as well as just lollypop ladies walking around the streets. There is much more electricity that is being used in an everyday life as well as the ones I’ve told you about but there is also one thing that isn’t electricity but can give you light and warmth. Fire.

  • Amelia says:

    There are a lot of things we use that run by electricity such as: computers,laptops,ipods,ipads,phones,clevertouch whiteboards,lights,clocks and much more.Science improves our lives lots because electricity is what we use everyday to help us, it is so useful in our lives.

  • Harry says:

    I think that if there were no electricity I don’t think I would be able to get out of bed because

    1. I would not have an alarm because mine is on my phone.
    2. I would always be bored.
    3. I would not be able to see because this time of the year it is dark early in the night and late in the morning.
    4. I wouldn’t be able to wake my dad up by calling him in the morning.
    5. I wouldn’t be able to BLOG. On this amazing website.

  • Joshua says:

    Isaac Newton was not actually sitting under the apple tree he was sitting across from the tree and it fell , and that is how he discovered gravity.

  • Amelia says:

    There are a lot of things we use that run by electricity such as: computers,laptops,ipods,ipads,phones,clevertouch whiteboards,lights,clocks and much more.Science improves our lives alot because electricity is what we use everyday to help us, it is so useful in our lives.

  • Callum says:

    In my opinion the most inportant form of science is either gravity or technology because without gravity we would all be floating in space or hanging on for our deer lives. Gravity was descovered by Essac Newton allot of people think it was descovered by an apple falling on his head but that is not true , he descovered it by him drawing and painting a picture of an apple tree and he saw an apple fall so he was nowhere nere a tree . I think this is really interesting because all through school we were wrong.

  • Finley says:

    Did you know that most of electricity is made from animal ****

  • Joshua says:

    Isaac Newton was not actually sitting under the apple tree. He was sitting across from the tree and it fell , and that is how he discovered gravity.

  • Ruby says:

    Electricity these days

    – Phones
    – Ipads
    – Ipod
    – Laptops
    – Computer

    Electricity then

    – Notes
    – Speaking in person

  • Emily says:

    We need electricity to keep our food cold in the fridge and freezer or else it will go off, we also need electricity to make new inventions which we may need one day.

  • George says:

    Did you know that Alexander Grahambell the phone and from then people have improved on it.

  • Sally says:

    Here are some things we have that is made from electricity
    I pads

  • Danny says:

    These are some pieces of technology that I use

  • Cole says:

    Rainbows are created by light from the sun reflecting from rain and water evidently creating a rainbow effect. So the reason rainbows can never be reached is because it is an illusion of light.

  • Michael says:

    Science has changed our lives in many ways , and has helped us with many day to day activity’s . Science has been around for hundreds of years . Some of the most well known scientists include –

    -Nikola Tesla -Stephen Hawking
    -Thomas Edison -Charles Darwin
    -Albert Einstein
    -Issac Newton

    Each of these people have impressed the world with their discovery’s , Inventions and theories.

  • Issa says:

    These are some things that use electricity,
    Air Conditioning,
    and alot more.

  • Muhammad says:

    Albert Enstien was born on 14 March 1879. Between 1895 and 1914, he lived in Switzerland (except for one year in Prauge,1911-1912.

  • Finley says:

    Here are some interesting facts
    When the planets are big the gravity is strong and when the planet is small it has small gravity cause earth is mediem it has the right amount of gravity

    Building upon Franklin’s work, many other scientists studied electricity and began to understand more about how it works. For example, in 1879, Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb and our world has been brighter ever since! But was Benjamin Franklin really the first person to discover electricity?

  • Isabella says:

    Thomas Edison was an inventor of the lightbulb. Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been known as Americas greatest inventor. He was born on February 11th 1847 in Milan, Ohio.

  • Poppy says:

    Muhammad do you know that Isaac Newton actually descovered gravity he didn’t invent it.

  • Umair says:

    I think the most important thing that has been invented was electricity because most of the things involve it such as computers, laptops,modern cars, phones,Ipad,tablet,Ipod and a t.v

  • Leo says:

    Nuclear Power

    Nuclear power is one of the strongest and deadliest sources of electricity. It works by flowing water into the reactor, the uranium (the fuel source of the reactor) heats the water so much that it condeses into steam, to control the heat control rods are placed inbetween the fuel rods, these prevent the reactor from overheating and exploding. The steam then passes through a pressuriser before enter a cooling tower, here the steam turns a number of huge turbines creating power, before passing into the atmosphere. The Chenobyl nuclear meltdown occurred because yhe control words were shut down in a saftey test. The blast was 400x more powerful than hiroshima, the first nuclear warhead to be used in combat. Its very efficent, but this nuclear sytem is deadly.

  • Adam says:

    Did you know that the rainbow shines nearly as bright as the reflection of the sun. The rainbow does not come very often in England as it does in more hot countries.

  • Amelia says:

    I know that science improves our lives a lot, one of the reasons is gravity. It helps us to stay on the ground and not float everywhere thanks to Issac newton who invented gravity we are able to stay on the ground.

  • Danny says:

    Electricity has had a big influence on humans and how we live our lives. Technolgy is used all the time we are using them right now. it’s made allot of things easier.

  • Jessica says:

    This is what electrisity everyone uses… Lights
    And much more

  • Freya says:

    Did you know that Isaac Newton wasn’t actually sat underneath a tree when he discovered gravity. He was sat in a feild whilst drawing the tree and then the apple fell. Even though you grow up knowing all these stories in your head just know quite a lot of them are not true!

  • Ubaid says:

    Light bulbs helps us a lot in our lives aswell as fire because that can give us light and

  • Anthony says:

    Did you know? The first computers to ever be invented where square?

  • Muhammad says:

    Isaac Newton invented gravity.

  • Amber E says:

    Did you know?

    The first people to invent the light bulb was
    Thomas aiva Edison
    Joseph Swan
    Hiram Maxim.

    from these people we have light in our homes ,,street lights, lamps and more daily things in ln life so we thank them for what they have made for us today.

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