LIGHT for Kids

Light and Its Properties - http://www.kidsbuilder.com/FunFactsForKids/light.html
   
The Science of Light - Annenberg/CPB - http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/

Light for Kids - http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/light.html

Optics for Kids - requires Flash - http://www.opticsforkids.com/
Optics for Kids - text - http://www.opticalres.com/kidoptx_f.html

Light and Shadows games - http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/lightshadows.html

Bob Miller's Light Walk - http://www.exploratorium.edu/sln/light_walk/index.html
"Snacks" about light - http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconlight.html

ProTeacher sites about why the sky is blue and sunsets are red
    http://www.proteacher.com/110017.shtml

Light Tour - Discover the Mysteries of Light
 
http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/light/light_tour.html
  

Learn about Light - http://sciencewithme.com/learn-about-light/
                    http://scienceforkids.kidipede.com/physics/light/
      Light videos - http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=2549                     


Physics4Kids -
http://www.physics4kids.com/files/light_intro.html

Optics For Kids - http://www.optics4kids.org/home/tutorials.aspx

Light and Color from Mrs. Susan Stein 
    http://www.tooter4kids.com/Light_Color/Light_and_Colorindex.htm  

Of Light and Lenses from PBS Cyber School
    
http://ocs.pbs.org/ski/challenge14/14_06.html

Light Topics - http://www.universetoday.com/82708/topics-about-light/

How Far Does Light Go? Lesson for teachers to use
    http://www.kie.berkeley.edu/KIE/web/hf.html

Electromagnetic Spectrum lesson from NASA
    http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l1/emspectrum.html

Explore Light - vocabulary, web sites, activities
    http://eduscapes.com/42explore/light.htm

BBC Science Clips -
  ages 4-11 - clips and info
  ages 7-8 - 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/light_shadows.shtml
               
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/teachersresources/ages7_8/tr_light_shadows_lp.shtml

  ages 14-16 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ocr_gateway/energy_home/5_light1.shtml

Experiments from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
    Direct and Diffuse Light experiment
  
    Light and Heat
experiment
    Reflectivity and Absorption
experiment

Lessons on the Nature of Light for middle school students from MSP2
   
http://msp.ehe.osu.edu/wiki/index.php/MSP:MiddleSchoolPortal/Light,_Optics,_and_Lenses
   
http://www.thephysicsfront.org/filingcabinet/share.cfm?UID=3404&FID=22304

Utah Education Network - lesson plans on light

Experiments from the Exploratorium:
   The Disappearing Glass Rods
- http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/disappearing_glass_rods/index.html
   Critical Angle
- http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/critical_angle/index.html
   Convection Currents - http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/convection_currents/index.html
   How to Build a Light Island
- http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/lightsource/menu.html
 
Light Waves and Color - http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/lightandcolor/index.html

                           http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/light/
                           http://www.physicsclassroom.com/gallery/light/
                           http://www.fi.edu/color/color.html
                           http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/visible.html

Light and Shadows - http://www.louisianaschools.net/lde/uploads/2537.pdf
                     http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_lessonplans/science/light_shadows.shtml
                      

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and was last updated March 3, 2014