International lighting design practice Nulty has launched Learn to Light free printable science worksheets, an educational resource for parents and carers that supports STEM learning by teaching young children about light through fun activities that can be carried out whilst at home.
Aimed at children between the ages of four and seven, the Learn to Light worksheets consist of play-based learning tasks that introduce children to key scientific terms such as refraction, reflection, dispersion and shadow play. Led by Nulty’s inquisitive owl, each worksheet encourages young children to explore their surroundings and question the role that light plays in their day-to-day experiences.
The worksheets in the Learn to Light series allow grownups to use a light source and everyday objects to carry out creative experiments, including how to make a rainbow with a glass of water, how to create a sundial to understand light and shadow, and how to use a colour mixing wheel to observe the way primary colours vanish to produce white.
Designed to work across Early Years and Key Stage 1, and encourage either collaborative or independent learning, each downloadable worksheet provides children with a brief introduction to the topic, an explorative experiment, fun facts and simple activities to consolidate learning.
Ellie Coombs, Managing Director, Nulty comments: “Nulty’s guiding principle ‘more than meets the eye’ is at the heart of Learn to Light, where we encourage kids to be inquisitive, use their imagination and learn about the science behind light. We conceived the initiative in a bid to support all of the people out there trying to balance home schooling with working from home. Each worksheet allows curious minds to explore light through a straightforward, easy to facilitate task, and most importantly, encourages them to get excited about light in all its guises. Who knows, we may even inspire a few future lighting designers along the way.”
Nulty’s Learn to Light initiative is a series of home-based tasks that educate children about light. For more information about Learn to Light visit https://www.nultylighting.co.uk/blog/light-based-learning-sheets-for-children/.