NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities. While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.
Did you know that our eyes see different wavelengths of light as different colours? This box allows children to split white light into the colours of the rainbow; reflect and direct light using mirrors; and investigate ultraviolet light and shadows.
Try this at home
Visit our STEM at home Looking Through water page to explore how light travels using a glass of water and a picture.
Visit our STEM at home Spinners page to make a spinning top from card and a short pencil. You will explore how your eyes see colour by spinning your top and recording what you can see.