Quick summary: This activity has been developed to give children the opportunity to learn more about light and energy. Children look at light by playing with and talking about torches. Older children will also be encouraged to explore the different types of light and how they relate to energy.
This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.
Activity developed in partnership with
This activity has been designed to support Bendigo Bank’s Switch to Save program. This program helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by switching halogen downlights for LED downlights for free. For every halogen globe switched Bendigo Bank donates $1 back to local Victorian environmental projects.
EYLF Learning Outcome
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Outcome 4: Children are involved and confident learners
1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity,
commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
2. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
3. Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
4. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
Equipment needed: Torches, piece of paper, fabric, cushion, room that can be dimmed with curtains or blinds, wind-up solar torch (optional), Energy flashcards (ages 3-5).
Collect items and images that are associated with the theme of light to use as conversation starters.
Cool Australia would like to acknowledge the support of the Seedlings Early Years Education for Sustainability (EYEfS) program.