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.
Grade 10: Science and Technology – Physics: Light and Geometric Optics
Secondary Cycle 2: Science and Technology – Material World: Waves
Before and after your museum visit, consult the Light Paths Digital Learning Kit – specially designed to extend learning in the classroom!
Reference the following chaperone guides during your group's visit for tips on how to engage students with the exhibits.
Make name tags to help the museum educator build rapport with students. Students may bring a lunch or purchase one from the museum’s café.
Teachers may preview the museum free of charge at any time, by presenting proof of their teaching status at the admission desk.
Consider familiarizing your group with our site with these tips to help plan your visit or by downloading an informational document and a class presentation available below.
$9.75 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $146.25 will be charged per group.