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.