This year is the International Year of Light. To acknowledge this, Primary Science Week, which runs from the 4th to the 8th of May, will see primary school children join people all around the world in their celebration of light.
The NZAPSE (New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators) has some exciting experiments that children can try out in the classroom, or at home with parental help. Investigate the effectiveness of sunscreen, make your own solar bottle lights or jelly optical fibre, or choose from 80 one minute science experiments.
You can also enter a Light Photo Competition. Check out what is on in Christchurch and get first hand practice with experimenting with light.