These activities will help explain and reinforce topics studied in the Cells and Systems unit. Clicking on the links on this page will open a new window.



This website explains the major topics in the Light and Optics Unit

Black Gold School Division's Interactive Activities for the major topics in the Light and Optics Unit

Optics for Kids

Light Sources, Reflection and Refraction

Inside a Solar (Photovoltaic) Cell You might have to create a free account on the Teacher's Domain Website to use this activity

Using Lenses to Refract Light You might have to create a free account on the Teacher's Domain Website to use this activity

Virtual Cow Eye Dissection

Virtual Eye Dissection

Eyes with Night Vision

How Stuff Works: Light Microscopes

How Stuff Works: Telescopes

Lasers from Science Fiction to Everyday Life

Insight into Eyesight

Correcting Vision Problems - you will need to log into the Learn Alberta Website to use this activity, ask your teacher for the username and password if you don't know it

Tour the Electromagnetic Spectrum

What is a Wave? You might have to create a free account on the Teacher's Domain Website to use this activity

About Wavelength You might have to create a free account on the Teacher's Domain Website to use this activity

Frequency You might have to create a free account on the Teacher's Domain Website to use this activity

Catch the Wave (electromagnetic)

This website uses images from telecsopes to show the same astronomical objects with different wavelengths

Radio Transmission

Infrared Gallery You might have to create a free account on the Teacher's Domain Website to use this activity

How does Radar Work?

The Eyeball Challenge

Giant Telescopes of Tomorrow