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Light Blox Kit: International Year of Light Edition

  • International Year of Light Light Blox Kit
  • Light Lessons
  • Light Blox Kit
  • Additive Color Mixing with Light Blox
  • Light Blox reflection lesson
  • Light Blox Refraction
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This is our most popular kit, featured by UNESCO for the International Year of Light 2015!

Introduce the essentials of the science of light with the Light Blox Kit! Durable, affordable LED light source for the classroom and lenses for conducting hands-on science of light activities and light science demonstrations of reflection, refraction and color. 
 
The IYL2015 Light Blox kit is a fun and easy way to teach and learn about light. Use it to share the light with school groups, afterschool programs, science fairs, IYL2015 events and more!
 
Recommended for ages 8+

Light experiment kit Contains

  • A set of 3 high tech LED light sources (AA Batteries included) - Red, Green and Blue
  • A set of 3 frosted lenses - concave, convex and trapezoid 
  • A diffraction grating - 500 lines/mm
  • 2 acrylic "unbreakable" mirrors with stands
  • A protractor
  • An activity guide with 10+ light experiments, light lessons and light demonstrations!

 

NGSS Connections: PS4.B Electromagnetic Radiation

  • Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects in darkness can be seen only when illuminated (1-PS4-2)
  • Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. (1-PS4-3)
  • Some materials allow light to pass through them, others allow only some light through and other block all the light and create a dark shadow on any surface beyond them, where the light cannot reach. Mirrors can be used to redirect a light beam. (1-PS4-3)
  • Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.
  • The path that light travels can be traced as straight lines, except at surfaces between different transparent materials (e.g., air and water, air and glass) where the light path bends (MS-PS4-2)

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  1. Basic kit that could benefit greatly from adding a few more simple and inexpensive components (like a linear polarization filter) that expand its use

    Posted by Pavel on 17th Feb 2016

    While I realize that the kit is for kids, not college students, I think its functionality can be improved greatly by throwing in a few inexpensive bits, e.g. a couple of linear polarization filters ($0.85/ea at American Science and Surplus and much cheaper in bulk) that I used in class to talk about light polarization and Brewster's angle. My main complaint regarding the kit as sold is that the magnets on the side of the LED lights are way too weak to really hold it on any vertical surface, so it is not clear why they are there in the first place. I wish the LED light was a bit brighter, so that I could actually see the reflected beam in light conditions other than total darkness.

  2. So many things to learn with this excellent kit

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Feb 2016

    Could use a white light source in addition to the rgb.

  3. Great kit for introducing the basic principles of science (especially optics) to children

    Posted by Terence Rooney on 9th Sep 2015

    This is a fantastic kit. It's obvious that a lot of thought was put into the components. I work with a lot of the top optical engineers and teachers around the world and they have had nothing but praise for this kit. This is a truly great way to inspire the next generation of science leaders!

  4. The Light Blox is an enlightening for optics education

    Posted by Heschel Weiner on 18th Feb 2015

    We are using Light Blox in our informal science education workshops with children of all ages and grade levels (1+). We find the product to be very useful in precisely demonstrating color mixing.

  5. Great kits for 1st-12th grade

    Posted by Holly Neill on 12th Jan 2015

    Our school is K-12 and we just got the kits and love them. I plan to use them in Physical Science. The 4th grade teacher just borrowed them to teach color. The AP Physics teacher wants to borrow them too. Super great kits with lots of great components.

  6. excellent light kit to start

    Posted by Anil on 17th Dec 2014

    This kit has almost everything that you would need for elementary through 8th grade introduction to light. It is easy for the students to access, sturdy enough for them to experiment with, and flexible enough to do a number of investigations. I wish there was another diffraction grating, with different sized gratings, so both a change in color AND a change in aperture size can be investigated.

 

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