If some of the children will be doing this kit now and some will do it later, then one kit should be enough. Check the Extra Parts for Magnetism (below) to see which are consumable, because you will need to replace those items.
Below is an extra parts form. Feel free to add anything on it by filling in the quantity of anything on the list.
Recommendations for using these kits with larger groups.
The Wonders of Light is designed for two children working together. We found that you can use the kit, as is, with 3 children if they work well together and share.
Some folks would rather give each child their own equipment. children's experience by giving each their own equipment. Read the green notes to see how many of each already come in the kit.
Once you have one of our kits, you may find it's so much fun you'll want to use some of the lessons with more children.
Can extra parts be purchased for this purpose? Yes!
Use the Extra Parts for Magnetism (below) to order the parts for those lessons. The chart gives information on what you need for each lesson.
20% Discount for 2 or more
To make it easier to use with families and larger groups, order 2 or more of any item and you will get a 20% discount.
Extra Parts for Light
Fill in the quantity for the items you want to order.
After you have made all your selections, hit "Put these items in my cart" at the bottom of the page.
This item comes in Wonders of Light or Microscopic Explorations, Insects and Light. Includes permission to copy for a family or small group.
Student Lessons and Parent Guide
Want copies for more children but you hate making photocopies? We can copy them for you. Available ONLY to customers who have (or are buying) Wonders of Light or Microscopic Explorations, Insects and Light
- consumable item
- extra copies
Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4: Reflections
2 acrylic mirrors
Each pair of mirrors can be shared by 2 children. One pair comes in kit.
Mirrors, 1 pair
2 Wooden blocks and some stick tack
A pair of wooden blocks to hold the mirrors up, and some stick tack to hold the mirrors to the blocks. You will want 1 set for each mirror pair. One set already comes with the kit.
For periscope activity - consumable item
4 cards come in the kit. You will need 1 set per lab group.
Neon Cards, 4 cards
Lessons 5-10: Refraction and Lenses
One set comes in the kit, but it's nice to have 1 per student.
Acrylic Refraction Box with 2 thin straws
One comes in kit, but it's nice to have 1 per student.
For wood burning - consumable item. You will want one for each student. 2 Come in the kit.
Large craft sticks, 1 pair
See Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial on the penny's back.
One comes in kit. You only need 1 per 4 students.
Lessons 11-16: Strange Qualities of Light
For lesson 11 on spectra. 2 come in the kit. Use 1 per child.
To help you with this we offer 2 for 80¢ each, or 6 or more for 60¢ each.
For lesson 12 on interference. - consumable item. Use 1 per group of 1 or 2. One set comes in the kit.
Bubbles with wand
For lesson 13 on ultraviolet light. These beads change color under UV light. The cord can be used to make the beads into a bracelet.
Kit comes with one set. Use one set for each student. To help you with this we offer 2 sets for 48¢ each, or 6 or more sets for 36¢ each.
UV detecting beads -
pkg of 10 UV beads with one yellow cord
For lessons 14 & 15. 1 set = 2 medium (1.5"x1.75") and 1 small filter.
They are small, so it's nice to have 1 set for each child.
1 set comes with the kit.
Polarizing Filter Set
For lesson 15 - consumable items 1 set comes in kit. 1 set is enough for 4 children.
Polarizing Tape with transparency half sheet
For lesson 16 on phosphorescence - consumable item
Kit comes with 1 light stick. In case you want 1 per child, we offer 2 or more for 80¢ each, 6 or more for 60¢ each.
For lesson 16. Kit comes with 2 star shapes. We suggest 1 star per child.
Odds and Ends
The light kit also comes with these supplies that we do not sell separately:
2 three oz paper cups - most dixie cups or coffee cups will work for this.
1 white index card to project an image on - or just use a white sheet of paper.
1 paperboard ruler - just use any ruler that has metric and inches.
Remember, change ANY quantity to 3 or more and you will get 20% off that item.
Please allow a couple extra days for these extra parts orders.