Light Book & Kit


A beautiful, full-color book guides children through hands-on experiments. The book nurtures a love of science with carefully crafted projects that work.


  • National Parenting Magazine Award
  • Creative Child Magazine Award

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For ages 6 to 12
Contains a 40-page science book with materials

25 activities which include:

  • Split light into a cascade of rainbows
  • Make a kaleidoscope
  • Mold lenses
  • Make a microscope and telescope
  • Capture a shadow
  • Construct a pinhole camera
  • Bounce, bend and blend light
  • Play the “I Spy” game with mirrors
  • Solve filter puzzles

Requires a 1.5 V cell battery.

Learn about the fundamentals of light: lenses, reflection, refraction, microscopes, telescopes, cameras, and the speed limit of the universe in this ScienceWiz™ classic.

Ann Einstein, M.A.T., editor’s note: I combined the projects in this kit with ongoing art lessons, thus blending the topics. The book was extremely useful because children could do the science projects independently or in small groups. I would set the book out on a table with the selected materials for that day’s lesson. The autonomy sets children free to make their own discoveries and have fun while internalizing the concepts.



Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 × 9.125 × 2.5 in