Playing with Light

Make yourself shorter, taller, thinner or wider with flexible mirrors, mix together coloured lights, freeze and interact with your shadows, find out how you can 'shake your own hand', make light bounce down a stream of water, paint with light using special virtual paint brushes, plus challenge your friends in our maze of lasers!

LIGHT is fundamental to our every day lives. With so many applications from the apparent simplicity of vision, the beauty of rainbows or paintings, to the high tech world of fibre optic communication, holographic security and laser surgery, light provides the basis for much of our technology and our view of the world.

PLAY is a means to ignite the imagination for people of all ages. Open ended and without instruction, it offers the opportunity for exploration and creativity, but most importantly, it enables learning through experimentation, a key tenet of the scientific process.

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Playing with Light education kit 5-10 Pdf, 1.1Mb

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