An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about our resources looking at light and Sight and highlights where their answers can be found.

The article Light and sight – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

Q. What is light made up of?

Q. Is it possible to see in the dark?

Q. Refraction is the bending of light, but how can this be if light travels in straight lines?

Q. How do the lenses in vision-correction glasses work?

Q. Why is the result of mixing coloured lights not the same as the mixing coloured paints?

Q. How does a time-of-flight 3D camera work?

Q. What is glaucoma?

Q. How do we see things in 3D?

Q. What are some ways scientists can use light for measurements?

Related content

In this online PD session, Teachers using the Hub – Light and sight in the classroom, secondary teacher Steve Chrystall talks about the Science Learning Hub’s light and sight resources and how he used them to teach year 9 and 10 students.

Primary teacher Miel MacLean then describes how she adapted the same resources for her year 5 and 6 students.


    Published 28 March 2012, Updated 15 October 2017