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The Ultimate List of Light Experiments for Kids

I scoured the internet to discover the BEST activities to explore light. This post includes dozens of fun science light experiments for kids to keep you and your kids busy. These science lessons are so good that kids have fun, are engaged, and want to learn more!

The Ultimate List of Light Energy Experiments

Light Science Experiments for KidsLight Energy Experiment from Buggy & Buddy

Build Your Own DIY Spectroscope from Buggy & Buddy

Kids will LOVE to make their 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.

The author offers a step-by-step, easy-to-follow approach, which is always helpful! 

This light science activity for kids makes a great addition to a unit on light or weather. You get to see rainbows, so add it to an April preschool unit or St. Patrick’s Day-themed unit.

Light Energy Experiment for Kids - Sky Science

Sky Science – Why does the sky change colors? from Steam Powered Family

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 experimenting brings the understanding to a new level. 

Light Experiment for Kids - Optics

Learning about Optics with Two Fun Light Experiments! by From Engineer to Stay at Home Mom

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 showed him how light works.   

Explore the Eye's Blind Spot

Explore the Eye’s Blind Spot from Carrots Are Orange

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 nerves in the eye come together.

The nerves form a bundle called the optic nerve, a nerve that runs from the eye to the brain.

So, why makes the blind spot “blind’?

Light Experiment - Refraction

Simple Light Refraction Experiment from Look We’re Learning

This simple light refraction experiment teaches kids an easy way to teach kids about light!

Light Energy Experiments for Kids

Light Activities for Preschoolers from Carrots Are Orange

This post includes loads of light energy experiments and ideas to explore.

DIY Sundial

DIY Sundial from KC Adventures

Learn an easy way to make a sundial using simple materials.

Experiments with UV Light

UV Light Experiment from Inspiration Laboratories

Try this simple exploration to explore ultraviolet light with your child.

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Exploring Science Through Art: Colour & Light by Childhood 101

This activity is sweet and to the point. What a lovely hands-on way to explore color and light.

DIY Light Patten Box

Reflection Science with Light Patterns in a Box from Buggy & Buddy

A super cool and remarkably easy-to-put-together light energy experiment.

Exploring Light with Prisms

Rainbow Science for Kids: Exploring Prisms from Buggy & Buddy

Prisms are one of the most beautiful and simple materials. Learn ways to explore light science with this simple object.

Light Science of Motion

Easy Motion Science Experiment from Carrots Are Orange

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?”

How to Make a Kaleidoscope

Science for Kids: How to Make a Kaleidoscope

Learn how to make a kaleidoscope in this fun & easy science activity and a craft for kids. Kids love to explore light, reflections, and symmetry by creating their kaleidoscope.

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