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The eye
Nice animation to show how the cornea and iris work.

How do coloured lights mix?
Tool to show how coloured lights mix.

How we see things
Can you light up the park with mirrors?

Light - place the words
Try out this drag and drop word exercise.

Prism with filters
Find out how light is affected by a prism with this interactive activity.

Reflection experiment
Try out this interactive experiment on reflection.

Refraction experiment
Try out this interactive experiment on refraction.

Launch ball game from the Science Museum
This is an absolutely fantastic site. Packed with brilliant puzzles and games to play and create for your friends. Highly recommended.

Blockbusters quiz on light and sound
Click on the letters for questions on light and sound and work your way across the board.

Light game (Bitesize)
Use your knowledge of light and reflection to guide Rani to safety.

Bending Light Animation
Play with refraction! Use a ray model or a wave model to look at what happens when light goes from one material into another.

Games from Scienceworld
Click the arrow in the top right hand corner to get to a game of your choice

Blockbusters quiz on light and colour
Click on the letters and answer the questions - try to make it across the board!

Pepper's Ghost
Watch the video to find out how people did magic tricks using glass and reflection

Light and colour
This site introduces electromagnetic radiation and explores many aspects of visible light including the perception of color and the characteristics of lenses. Links to loads of online activities for students and teacher resources.

How is an image formed in a mirror?
Tutorial style page on reflection goes into quite a bit of detail with an animation and a self test.

NASA: What is a laser?
Find out how lasers work with this animated interactive guide.

Is black a colour? Is white a colour?
Are black and white colours? Find out the arguments and you decide what your point of view is.

Light at a glance
A School Physics site with information about the eye, colour, reflection, refraction and much more.

Up periscope!
Make your own periscope.

Refraction of light
Vary the incident ray and this applet will show the reflected and the refracted rays and calculates their corresponding angles. Behaves oddly in some browsers, so maybe not suitable for pupils on their home machines

Powerpoint: How do we change colour?
PowerPoint presentation on light and colour.

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