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Light & Colour

Discover the properties of light in this
interactive science show
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  • Mixing red, green and blue light on a white screen
  • Red car in green light goes black
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  • Learn about the duality of light; is it a wave or particle or both?
  • Investigate the visible light spectrum, including colour addition and subtraction
  • Discover how the Doppler effect has been used to explain the structure of the Universe
  • Explore luminescent minerals and other objects using ultraviolet light
  • Find out why sunsets are red and learn about colour and energy relationships
  • Make coloured shadows and create hovering image illusions using persistence of vision
  • Learn about translucent, transparent and opaque materials
  • Learn about refraction vs. reflection
  • Investigate optical fibre and it's use in hi-speed broadband technology
  • Find out about your colour vision; can you see all of the spectrum?

From absorption to reflection, your students will gain a strong understanding of light and it's applications in everyday life. This performance can also be viewed as a LIVE web conference anywhere in the world!

What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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All the Year 1 teachers of Manly Village Public School want to thank you for the interesting and informative Light and Sound incursion that Ben delivered to us yesterday. The children were shown many different examples of how light and sound work such as the Newton's wheel, the slinky and the shadows on the screen. Ben was very professional and enthusiastic and gave simple explanations that the year 1 students could understand. Many thanks for the educational show and we will be sure to recommend Fizzics Education to other teachers in our school and other colleagues.

Manly Village Public School; Light & Sound visit


Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

  • Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models (ACSSU182)
  • Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations (ACSSU190)
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NSW Science Syllabus Content

A student:
  • discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations SC4-11PW.
  • explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems SC5-11PW
  • appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them SC4-1VA & SC5-1VA

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Science show experiments

This workshop can be combined with content from the Science of Sound Workshop.
Sunsets Just why are sunsets red anyway? Why not blue or green?
Laser lights Investigate energy levels with different colour lasers against photolumiscent vinyl
Colour mixing Mix primary light colours ... why are the secondary colours different to paint?
Bubble Films See light split through a bubble film. Nice... and demonstrates wave theory
Float that image Create a 3D floating image hovering in mid-air
Magic specs These diffraction lenses are great for investigating lasers
Glowing rocks Some minerals fluoresce under UV light... can you identify which ones?
Hidden beaker Canola oil and this beaker have almost the same refractive index... lets hide it
Hide me Transparent materials are quite difference to translucent ones.
Optical illusions Light can be quite tricky, can you spot how they might work?
Optical fibre Pretty.... and it can be used to transport massive amounts of information
Colourful chemistry Some chemicals react to heat and change in colour... check them out!
Colour vision Our Director is colour blind... are your students?
Shiny disco ball Mirrors and light... what more can we say? Send images around the room!
Mega lens Use this lenticular lens and magnify things, including you.
Lasers Investigate how lasers work and see them through a cloud... neat!

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you'd like us to cover.
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  • The ability to darken the room is essential. Choose the best room you have wherever possible.
  • Appropriate for Years 7 to 10 with a maximum of 60 students per show.
  • 3 Tables arranged at front of the room. Chairs are not required.
  • Access to 3 electrical power sockets and a white screen or white board
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes,


  • $540 inc. GST for a 60 minute show
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to inquire or make a booking for your high school.
We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions on our science incursions please contact us.

For schools outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this science workshop can visit your school as part of a regional science visit.

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Begins & ends Longreach, QLD - Travel can be arranged
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1300 856 828

Unit 10/55 Fourth Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
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