Which material was the most reflective?

This week in Science, the children investigated reflective materials. They enjoyed working in groups to compare a range of materials (such as foil and black cloth), to determine which one would be the most suitable for a reflective book bag to carry to school in autumn and winter.

Firstly, the children were presented with a challenge to find the most reflective material for ‘The Brilliant Book Bags’ company. They had to make a prediction based on the materials provided as to which one would be the most reflective. The children then completed an investigation where they shone a torch off each material and observed how much light was reflected. At the end of the investigation, the children concluded that the tin foil was the most reflective material and the best one for ‘The Brilliant Book Bags’ company to use for their school bags.

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