Did you know that our eyes see different wavelengths of light as different colours? This box will allow you to split white light into the colours of the rainbow; reflect and direct light using mirrors; and investigate ultraviolet light and shadows.
Who could use this?
In Year 3, pupils can use the equipment in the box to explore what happens when light reflects off a mirror or other reflective surface, and to play mirror games to discover how light behaves. They can use the shadow kit to find out how shadows are formed and what causes them to change, by looking for patterns in how a shadow responds when the light source moves.
Year 6 could use the equipment to solve real-life problems, such as where to place rear-view mirrors on cars, or designing and making a periscope. They could explore how light travels in straight lines, and use that idea to explain how their inventions work. They might investigate the relationship between light sources, objects and shadows by using the shadow kits. They could extend their experience of light by looking at a range of phenomena, using the colour filters, optical illusion kits, and ultraviolet light equipment.
What’s in the box?
- NUSTEM Notepad x1
- Optical secrets sheet x1
- Drawing glow in the dark magic light set x1
- Pot of 250 UV beads x1
- 6pcs changing shadows demonstration kit x1
- UV mini lantern x2
- Optical secrets kit x2
- LED light sources x3
- 10pcs plastic convex/concave mirror x3
- Colour mixers x5
- Perspex prism x10
- Magic light pen with UV light x17
- Double sided plastic mirrors x30
- Colour mixing glasses x2
- Light book set