Studying Light in 5th Grade

5th graders used pinhole cameras in science class this week to study how light works!

To help the students understand how light travels, students made a pinhole camera and were surprised to see an upside down light bulb on the wax paper.  Spectrum viewers were also made which show how light bends and breaks into the colors of the rainbow.

Pinhole cameras let a small amount of light in and are often used when viewing solar eclipses to diminish the full glare of the sun.