Lighting design firm Nulty has published a series of worksheets that very effectively teach young children about light.
Called Learn to Light, the worksheets teach colour, refraction, reflection, dispersion, and shadow play through simple concepts, experiments, and relating light to what they see where they live.
Led by Nulty’s inquisitive owl, children are introduced to scientific terms such as refraction, reflection, dispersion and shadow play, and are encouraged to explore their surroundings and question the role of light in their day-to-day experiences.
The first three worksheets – Rainbows, Colour and Shadows – allow grownups to use a light source and everyday objects to carry out creative activities with children, such as making a rainbow with a glass of water, creating a sundial to understand light and shadow, and using a colour-mixing wheel to see the way primary colours vanish to produce white.
Aimed at children aged between four and seven, each downloadable two-page worksheet has a brief introduction to the topic, an experiment, fun facts and simple activities to consolidate learning and encourage excitement about light!
Download them here: www.nultylighting.co.uk/blog/light-based-learning-sheets-for-children/