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Light Waves Workshop for Schools

Physics light workshop for schools

This light waves workshop contains eight or more practical activities covering all major topics in the national curriculum including reflection, refraction, diffraction, pinhole camera, focusing, light spectrum, colored lights, and the eye. The activities are tailored for each key stage group.


Primary: 4 sessions x 1 hr 15 mins
(30 participants per session)
Secondary: 5 sessions x 1 hr
(20 participants per session)

Age Groups

Y3 - Y10

Light Ray Boxes

Brief introduction to light waves with our light ray boxes.

Light Ray Box Kit


Observe how light waves reflect off mirrors.

Reflecting Light Waves

Refraction, Diffraction and Convex Lenses

Conduct further experiments with our optical kits to learn about refraction with glass blocks. Learn how light is focused inside the eye with a convex lens. Additionally, create a rainbow of coloured light waves by splitting a narrow beam of white light.

Convex Lens Merging Light Waves Convex Lens Merging Light Waves

Newton's Disc and Light Spectrum

Conduct the rotating disc physics experiment to demonstrate how white light is composed of colours of the rainbow.

Spinning Newton Disc

Day Itinerary*

Primary and Secondary

* The activities may vary on the day depending on the length of the sessions and the age and ability of the participants.


Please contact us to obtain a quote or request our price guide.


Available Regions

Anywhere in England
Anywhere in Northern Ireland
Anywhere in Scotland
Anywhere in Wales

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