Light Archive

10 Summer Experiments

Looking for original activities for your children this summer? Here are a few suggestions for some refreshing scientific summer experiments that are fun and perfect for the whole family and an opportunity to be outdoors enjoying the sun. 1. Remember to protect yourself from the solar radiation. In Experimenting with Sun: Solar Protection you’ll discover why it is so important to protect your skin from the sun. 2. Do you …

Cooking with a Solar Powered Oven

A few days ago we were talking about the harmful effects of the sun. Well, today we’re going to discover it’s positive benefits by using it as a simple, fully accessible and ecological energy source to build a solar powered oven. As this blog is especially dedicated to children between 3 and 9 years of age, we’ll make a simple oven that we discovered on the fantastic Science at home …

Refreshing Rainbow

At home on hot days it’s quite usual for the boys to pick up the hose to play and cool down with. So why not take advantage of this habit to also experiment with science? You only need a hose with a diffuser (position it to “MIST”) and a sunny day. The challenge: to make a rainbow by changing the orientation of the hose. Perhaps it will help to know …

More Games with Mirrors

Carrying on with our light project, we undertook different activities / games with mirrors so we can observe light’s behavior when it’s reflected off them. We started our open experimentation first with just one mirror, then two, three and then more mirrors just as we described earlier in this other post. This time we were able to do it outside and one of the kids caught the sun light in …

Experiments with Light and Color

We started the experiment with discovering how light illuminates objects and helps us identify them. We used a closed box in which we previously introduced various objects and we’ve looked inside through a hole at the front. We looked at what happens when the box is completely dark (we don’t see anything inside); when we use the light of a lantern that comes in through a hole at the top …