This week Thames Class have been learning about “The Periscope”. The periscope is an optical instrument that uses a system of prisms, lenses or mirrors to reflect images through a tube. Light from a distant object strikes the top mirror and is then reflected at an angle of 90 degrees down the periscope tube.
During our science lesson, we designed and built our own periscope, which can be seen in the gallery below. Our understanding of the periscope and its many uses tie in with our World War 2 project in History and English as the Periscope was widely used by troops during the war so that they could spot enemy positions without putting themselves in the line of fire.