General Lab Information


Seeing the Light

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Students explore the properties of light through a series of experiments about how shadows are made, how light is reflected, and how light can be bent to make colorful rainbows. They will also see the results of mixing the primary colors of light.  

Vocabulary:  light, primary colors, rainbow, reflection, refraction, shadow

Session Information:

  • Flexible instruction whether students are in the classroom or at home.
  • Interactive, instructor-led session facilitated with students using materials from school or home.  Can also be demonstration-based if students do not have access to materials. 
  • Teachers will receive a detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking. 
  • Secure link to ZoomGov videoconferencing platform will be provided.
  • Sessions are 30 minutes, Tu-Fr, 9:30 a.m.,10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Plan for additional time to get settled in the virtual classroom.
  • One class per session 

New York State Standards

New York State Science Learning Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Crosscutting Concepts

Science and Engineering Practices

PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation


Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Next Genration English Language Arts Standards

Speaking and Listening


Comprehension and Collaboration

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use


Program Audience

1st Grade