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.