Light Paths

Light Paths School Program

Program Description

In this program, students will explore the phenomena of light and geometric optics, including reflection, refraction, diffusion, focus, the convergence and divergence of light, the transmission of light, and shadows. In groups, they will experiment with various tools and materials to create a complex path for a beam of light. They will also work with other groups to build an optical chain reaction that passes beams of light from one group’s apparatus to another.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 10 Science and Technology –
Physics: Light and Geometric Optics
Secondary Cycle 2 Science and Technology –
Material World: Waves

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links:

Ontario Québec

Teacher Tips

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Fees

$9 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.

CSTM
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 10 (Ontario)
Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee
$9 per student
Duration
90 minutes
Dates Offered
September through May
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum