Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects

What is light? Why are optics important? In Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7–10 discover how light works, how it shapes our world, and why we depend on it for survival.

  • Readers learn about wave theory, sound, light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and optics.
  • Introduces readers to major figures in the field of light and optics.
  • Children gain an understanding of how the human eye translates light into visualized objects.
  • Explains the importance of the sun, natural light phenomena, and light’s role in the water cycle and photosynthesis.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $14.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $9.95

Grade Level 3–4

Ages 7–10

GRL W

Subjects

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Physics
  • STEM - STEAM

Author
 

Illustrator
Bryan Stone 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • 4-color interior
  • 96 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Charts
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619303805
  • Hardcover, 9781619303768

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What is light? Why are optics important? In Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7–10 discover how light works, how it shapes our world, and why we depend on it for survival.

  • Readers learn about wave theory, sound, light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and optics.
  • Introduces readers to major figures in the field of light and optics.
  • Children gain an understanding of how the human eye translates light into visualized objects.
  • Explains the importance of the sun, natural light phenomena, and light’s role in the water cycle and photosynthesis.

Reviews

National Science Teachers Recommends
“Have you wondered how light travels? How auroras are created? How digital pictures are made? In Explore Light and Optics! with 25 Great Projects, students will be able to use this introductory text to understand and explore the field of light and optics. . . With the wide variety of topics covered, students are able to see the interconnectedness of our technology and hobbies and contemplate the different careers that involve light and optics.”  Read the entire review online.

Samuel L. Nerenberg, Doctoral Candidate of Optical Sciences
“An excellent introductory text for children to the field of optics. It provides a balance between scientific concept and history presented at an appropriate level. In addition, the included experiments are cleverly constructed and with a little extra investigation demonstrate some very fundamental aspects of the nature of light.”

Praise for other books by Anita Yasuda:

Astronomy: Cool Women in Space

Dr. Laura Trouille, Astronomer, the Adler Planetarium and Northwestern University
“An engaging and inspirational addition to a genre in significant need of quality publications for young women and girls. I will be happily recommending this book to every aspiring astronomer who visits the Adler!”

Explore Flight!

2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award

Explore Water!

EclecticHomeschool.org
Explore Water! exceeds requirements for elementary science study in several ways. Beginning with a description of water, the information moves through seven subjects, answering the basic questions about water cycles, water works, water pollution and water as a resource . . . If you’re looking for a resource book for general science, involving water science, this is an easy read with excellent recipes and diagrams. Explore Water! makes an great resource for unit studies too. It’s written for 6-9 year olds but can be used through the elementary years to reinforce lessons or as a base for further exploration.”


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Projects

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How Light Travels Experiment

Scientists know that light travels very quickly. In this experiment, you will discover if light really does travel in a straight line.

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF


Author-Illustrator

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Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.



More Details

Grade Level: 3–4
Ages: 7–10
GRL: W
Subjects: Engineering & Technology, Physics, STEM - STEAM,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Charts, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

National Science Teachers Recommends
“Have you wondered how light travels? How auroras are created? How digital pictures are made? In Explore Light and Optics! with 25 Great Projects, students will be able to use this introductory text to understand and explore the field of light and optics. . . With the wide variety of topics covered, students are able to see the interconnectedness of our technology and hobbies and contemplate the different careers that involve light and optics.”  Read the entire review online.

Samuel L. Nerenberg, Doctoral Candidate of Optical Sciences
“An excellent introductory text for children to the field of optics. It provides a balance between scientific concept and history presented at an appropriate level. In addition, the included experiments are cleverly constructed and with a little extra investigation demonstrate some very fundamental aspects of the nature of light.”

Praise for other books by Anita Yasuda:

Astronomy: Cool Women in Space

Dr. Laura Trouille, Astronomer, the Adler Planetarium and Northwestern University
“An engaging and inspirational addition to a genre in significant need of quality publications for young women and girls. I will be happily recommending this book to every aspiring astronomer who visits the Adler!”

Explore Flight!

2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award

Explore Water!

EclecticHomeschool.org
Explore Water! exceeds requirements for elementary science study in several ways. Beginning with a description of water, the information moves through seven subjects, answering the basic questions about water cycles, water works, water pollution and water as a resource . . . If you’re looking for a resource book for general science, involving water science, this is an easy read with excellent recipes and diagrams. Explore Water! makes an great resource for unit studies too. It’s written for 6-9 year olds but can be used through the elementary years to reinforce lessons or as a base for further exploration.”


Projects

project image

How Light Travels Experiment

Scientists know that light travels very quickly. In this experiment, you will discover if light really does travel in a straight line.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

author image
For More Information
bryan-stone.com

Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.