Earth, light and space – How light travels


In this lesson we are going to explore how light travels. We will investigate that no matter what the light source it will always travel in straight lines. We will also explore how materials of different colours reflect light. There are 7 labs in this box. The box comes with Lesson plan, Whole class teaching PowerPoint, Teacher video tutorial and the equipment.

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This box contains:

Lab: Copper Tube & Candle

  • Copper tube 300mm x 15mm Mounted on board 10cm wide
  • Night Light Candles Single
  • Lighter Gas BBQ

Lab: Light travels in straight lines

  • Plastic blocks 60mm x 40mm x30mm with 1 small hole in the centre
  • Torch

Lab: Convex & Concave Lenses

  • Lens Boxed Set
  • Collimated light source

Lab: How does light travel?

  • How does Light Travel Information Card

Lab: Camera Obscura

  • Camera Obscura

Lab: Eye Model

  • Model Eye
  • Snow Blindness Research activity (no kit)

Lab: Pit Vipers & Bees (IR and UV)

  • Pit Vipers & Bees (IR and UV) Cards
  • Transparent materials set


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Key Stage

Key Stage 2


Earth, Light and Space