School Programs 2018-2019

Light Paths

Program Description

Explore the phenomena of light and geometric optics: reflection, refraction, diffusion, focus, convergence and divergence of light, transmission of light, and shadows. In groups, students experiment with different tools and materials to create a complex path for a beam of light. They also collaborate with other groups to build an optical chain reaction that passes beams of light from one group’s apparatus to another.

Curriculum Links

Grade 10 Science and Technology –
Physics: Light and Geometric Optics
Cycle 2
Science and Technology –
Material World: Waves

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links: Ontario  Québec (PDF, 214 KB)

Teacher Tips

Make name tags to help the museum educator build rapport with students. Students may bring a lunch or purchase one from the museum’s café.

Teachers may preview the museum free of charge at any time, by presenting proof of their teaching status at the admission desk.

Consider familiarizing your group with our site by downloading a PDF document and PowerPoint presentation available below.


$9 per student.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.


To reserve this program, please complete the online reservation request form.

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