Abstract image of a white sunburst with multiple rainbow colours and splotches

Discover light and colour workshop

Museum Staff-led
Terms 3-4, Mon–Fri
50 minutes
Year level
Years 1-4
Minmum student numbers
Minimum 15 students
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 30 students
$11 per student plus education service fee
Booking information
Bookings (03) 9392 4819

Students discover the science of light and colour through play and apply their knowledge in a design activity.

Younger students are enthralled by phenomena of light and colour around them such as rainbows, stars and shadows. They are curious about what makes light and the materials that can affect how light moves.

The 45-minute Discover Light and Colour workshop will help students develop STEM skills such as collaboration, creative and critical thinking as they experiment with the science of light and learn about its application through design.

Program subsidies apply for select schools as sponsored by the Toyota Community Trust. Please enquire upon booking.

Curriculum links

Year 1–2

  • Physical sciences – light

Year 1–4

  • Chemical sciences – materials
  • Design and technologies
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Earth and space sciences
  • Science as a human endeavour

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