Year 6’s Periscope Project


How do submarines see from underwater? What is the difference between a man-made and natural light source? Why does light travel in a straight line? These are just some of the scientific questions that year 6 have been looking into in their topic of 'Light' over the past few weeks.

A pupil in year 6 said... "We learnt that submarines use periscopes because they need to see over the water so that they don't have to surface and be seen by enemies. The lesson was really good and made us use our crafting skills. My favourite bit was when we had to cut the slits for the mirrors. When we finished, we got the opportunity to see if our periscopes worked."

A big thank you to parents for sending in empty juice cartons and making this investigation possible!