With your Grade 4 to 6 students, explore the characteristics of light using ray boxes, mirrors, lenses, prisms and filters. Discover the fundamentals of reflection, refraction, colour and perception. Compare and contrast additive and subtractive colour theory using light and paint.
This bilingual Edukit has five modules:
Module 1: Light and Vision
With activities on “How do we see?”, “Do we really see light?” and seeing through objects, explore the physics of light, and experiment to better understand its properties.
Module 2: Reflection and Refraction
Explore reflection and refraction as hands-on activities that involve experimenting with lenses and mirrors to better understand the properties of light.
Module 3: The Properties of Light
Explore the visible spectrum and experiment with colour theory. Activities include an introduction to “Roy G Biv”, mixing up white light, interference patterns, and lasers.
Module 4: The Nature of Colour
Explore and experiment with colour theory in a number of ways.
Module 5: Visual Perception
This culminating module offers students a chance to pull everything together and explore human interaction with light through activities with spinning colour wheels, illusion and perception.
Hodson ray box
Student ray boxes
Green and red laser pointers
Lenses, mirrors and prisms
Additional Information and Learning Aids
Extensive teacher’s manual that includes background materials, templates and lesson plans for activities
Laminated photos of light phenomena and optical illusions
Colour transparencies to support activities
Sturdy case on wheels
Dimensions: 63 cm x 49 cm x 35 cm (25" x 20" x 14")
Weight: 27 kg (60 lbs)
Borrowing fee: $129
(One-month rental fee includes shipping and handling)