I scoured the internet to discover the BEST activities to explore light. This post includes dozens of light energy experiments for kids to keep you and your kids busy.
Kids will LOVE to make their own DIY spectroscope! The best part of this science activity is that it can be done with a few simple materials and explore the spectrum of different light sources. This science activity for kids makes a great addition to a unit on light or weather. Plus, you get to see rainbows so add it to an April preschool unit or St. Patrick’s Day-themed unit.
Finally, have an answer to the age-old question: why is the sky blue? Even better explore why the sky changes color at sunrise and sunset. You can explain until you’re blue in the face about the science of the sky colors but doing an experiment brings the understanding to a whole new level.
Explore how light behaves with this activity! Furthermore, explain the concept of OPTICS as the study of how light works. This water and light experiment was showing him how light works.
The blind spot is a little spot of the eye. Everyone has a blind spot. The blind spot is the point in the eye where all the nerve in the eye come together. The nerves form a bundle of nerves calls the optic nerve, a nerve that runs from the eye to the brain.
So, why makes the blind spot “blind’?
Learn an easy way to teach kids about light with this simple light refraction experiment!
This post includes loads of light energy experiments and ideas to explore.
Learn an easy way to make a sundial using simple materials.
Try this simple exploration to explore ultraviolet light with your child.
This activity is sweet and to the point. What a lovely hands-on way to explore color and light.
A super cool and remarkably easy to put together light energy experiment.
Prisms are one of the most beautiful and simple materials. Learn ways to explore light science with this simple object.
Learn how movies are made with this easy motion science experiment. My sons have been on a “how does this work?” kick. This easy science experiment was one answer to “how do movies get onto a screen?”
Learn how to make a kaleidoscope in this fun & easy science activity and a craft for kids. Kids will LOVE to explore light, reflections, and symmetry by making their own kaleidoscope.
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