The Light, Color, and Lasers kit provides materials to bring students many investigations into the behavior of light energy. Through a variety of activities, students should achieve a greater understanding of the nature of light such as reflection, refraction, and color perception. Simple optical instruments are included to demonstrate how light energy may be manipulated and used as a communication tool. The activities within the kit are adaptable for various grade levels and are targeted to support both state and national Science Standards.
Investigation of white light including colors, electromagnetic and visible spectrums, characteristics of transverse waves; reflection, refraction, diffraction, opaque, transparent, translucent and using optical tools (5.3, PS.9); using light as a media to be a sound communication tool (5.2); wavelength, frequency, speed, amplitude, crest, and trough; the wave behavior of light; images formed by lenses and mirrors; and technological applications of light (PS.9)
- A ray box
- laser pointers
- convex and concave lenses
- 4 resource books
- unit guide with 13 activities
- a Mirage Maker
- a fiber optic receiver box and a hologram are the extra components to make these light lessons spectacular.