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Curriculum Target Grade: 4

Suitable for Grades: 3-5

Our popular in-house Light workshop has been transformed into a virtual “talk show” program that is sure to engage your students. Fun With Light! will include visuals, interactive demonstrations, and “live” interviews with other characters. Utilizing many outcomes from the Grade 4 Light cluster, students learn the basic scientific principles of light, how we’ve used it to improve our lives, and discover what it can tell us about the universe. In the hands-on workshop portion, students make their very own kaleidoscope they can keep!

NOTE: This program has supplies that will be sent out upon confirmation of booking. As a result, a minimum of two weeks’ notice is required for booking. In addition to the base fee for the session, there is also a charge of $3.00 per student for the kaleidoscope supplies.


Curriculum Connections:

  • 4-2-01 Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of light. Include: energy, reflect, transparent, translucent, opaque.
  • 4-2-02 Give examples of various forms of energy. Include: light, heat, food, sound.
  • 4-2-03 Recognize that energy is an integral part of daily life.
  • 4-2-04 Demonstrate that white light can be separated into colours.
  • 4-2-05 Distinguish between objects that produce their own light and those that reflect light from another source. Examples: the Sun emits its own light, the Moon reflects light from the Sun…
  • 4-2-06 Identify a variety of natural and artificial light sources. Examples: Sun, candle, light bulb, firefly, lightning, aurora borealis, lasers…
  • 4-2-07 Observe and describe properties of light. Include: travels in a straight path, bends as it passes from one medium to another, can be reflected, can be different colours.
  • 4-2-08 Explore to determine effects different materials and objects have on a light beam. Examples: prisms and water bend light; some lenses intensify light, whereas others disperse light…
  • 4-2-09 Recognize that most objects that produce light also give off heat, and identify objects that produce light but give off little or no heat.
  • 4-2-10 Classify materials as transparent, translucent, or opaque.
  • 4-2-13 Identify technological developments that extend our ability to see, and recognize their impact on science. Examples: the telescope allows astronomers to obtain new information…
  • 4-2-14 Use the design process to construct a device that transmits and reflects light. Examples: periscope, kaleidoscope…


Email [email protected] or call 204-988-0626 for more information and to discuss options for your class, group, or family.