The Study of Light Science Resource Sites for Kids
Cool Cosmos Infrared Gallery – Explore light you cannot see by studying infrared light science. This is an interactive site with lots of highly colorful images. The images clearly show the nature of infrared light. There are lessons for teachers, images for visual learners, and interactive elements for exploration. This site is even fun for “big” kids! As an added benefit, there is a version in Spanish.
Molecular Learning’s Science, Optics, & You – While this site may sound like it is about molecules, it is about light, more than anything else. The site is offered by Florida State Univ. in collaboration with Optical Microscopy at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Interactive tutorials are offered where students can “play” with light, color, vision, and optics. Teacher Resources are offered with great activities for studying light science.
Oracle Education Foundation’s Discovering Light Thinkquest – Like a textbook on light science, this site has images, information, and learning aids. Light topic categories include physics, technology, nature, and culture. Each topic has a sub-menu with a question/answer format. This site is a great one for students who can gleen understanding through reading.
Star Light, Star Bright – Should this page go under astronomy? Could be! However, since the site explores light, light waves, and why stars appear the way they do, the content fits well in our light science section. This site is an interactive learning tool which lets students see light related concepts in a visual form. It’s especially good for visual learners.
Be sure to check out our MAIN Science Page for a list of many additional science topics for kids. Each topic page has links to interactive, audio-visual websites and optional resources to help you with your homeschool science.