Solar-Powered Visit to Secondary Science
How does a beam of light travel?
Year 3 students had a solar-powered opportunity to visit the Secondary Science Centre (including the rooftop!) as part of their learning about light and shadows. Upon arriving in the Physics classroom, students put on white lab coats to look the part of a Secondary Science student. The Secondary Science technician, Khun Turbo, introduced the lesson by asking Year 3 students to think about whether light travelled in straight lines, circles, or waves. Many expressed that this was something they had never thought about before! Year 3 was then treated to a demonstration of a laser pen and smoke chamber, which was met with gasps and excitement. After a brief explanation of how light is reflected, students were guided upstairs to the rooftop to see Bangkok Patana’s solar panels. Students were given various solar toys to experiment with, learning that as soon as they stepped in the shade, the toy would slow down. Primary students are grateful for having such an opportunity within one campus, providing a unique, hands-on experience with higher-level resources.