Let's explore light

This collection contains curriculum-relevant videos, quizzes and games to help Years 5/6 and P6/7 students with their understanding of:

  • the properties of light

  • how we see things

These educational resources are hand-picked from BBC Bitesize and the wider BBC.

Get started

Here you will find videos and activities about light. Try them out, and then test your knowledge with a short quiz before exploring the rest of the collection.

Watch light in a race against a rally car.

Highlights from the BBC

The best guides and activities from around the BBC. They contain text, videos and challenges to help you understand, practise and test your knowledge.

What is light?
How eyes work
Reflected light
The work of Alhazen
How light travels
The human eye

Where next?

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