School Science Workshop... Light & Colour! | Fizzics Education

Light & Colour

Light & Colour

Your classroom is filled with colour as the students learn about properties of light in this fun interactive science workshop

So much science in this school visit!

  • Investigate the visible light spectrum, including colour addition and subtraction
  • 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 images
  • Learn about translucent, transparent and opaque materials
  • Operate zoetropes and flip books to create cartoons
  • Learn about refraction vs. reflection and how to make a telescope
  • Investigate optical fibre and its use in hi-speed broadband technology
  • Find out about your colour vision; can you see all of the spectrum?
  • Mix creative colour-changing chemical concoctions, see illusions and more!

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

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020).

Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU080).​

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content
A student:

describes some sources of light and sound that they sense in their daily lives (ST1-6PW).

uses scientific knowledge about the transfer of light to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (ST3-7PW).

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

School Testimonials

Manly Village Public School

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. He arrived early and was set up and ready to go at the arranged times. Many thanks for the educational show and we will be sure to recommend Fizzics Education to other teachers in our school and other colleagues.

St. Luke's Grammar School

Ben was great! The session was really relaxed with the kids.

Fizzics Education Awards

Science Show Demonstrations


Just why are sunsets red anyway? Why not blue or green?

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

See rainbows all around with these diffraction glasses

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

Talking telescopes

Make a telescope in class

Hide me

Transparent materials are quite difference to translucent ones.

Cartoon capers

Make a number of cartoons work with these zoetropes and flip charts

Optical illusions

Light can be quite tricky, can you spot how they might work?

Mirror boxes

Hidden compartments can create 'magical' illusions. How do they work?

Optical fibre

Pretty.... and it can be used to transport massive amounts of information

Perfect plasma

A plasma ball can demonstrate light energies... and the students love it

Colourful chemistry

Some chemicals react to heat and change in colour... check them out!

Colour vision

Our Director is colour blind... are your students?

Flys eye scopes

What is the difference between human and insect eyes?

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.


Investigate how lasers work and see them through a cloud... neat!


The ability to darken the room is essential, choose the best room you have wherever possible

Appropriate for Years K to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class

10 Tables arranged around a room

Chairs are not required

Access to 3 electrical power sockets

Duration 60 or 90 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

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.


$390 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop for 30 students

$480 for a 90-minute workshop for 30 students

Minimum school science visit cost is $480 inc. GST per day

We can run this as a 60-minute show for up to 60 students at a cost of $580 inc. GST.

In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a
country science tour!

Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world

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Extension Ideas!

Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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