Grade 4

Light and Shadows

Reflect, refract and bend!

Curricular Highlights

  • Explorations: Characteristics of light. Light sources. Colour spectrum. Refraction and Reflection. Transparent, translucent and opaque.
  • Theme: Light & Shadows
  • Grade: 4
  • Categories: Science

Enhance your learning experience!

This program can be delivered as:

In-School Field Trips

Description: Check out the properties of light with Professor Light & Shadow. Build a periscope, spin the colour spectrum, examine lenses and more in this illuminating interactive experience! 

Format: Our experienced presenters deliver curriculum-based field trips right in your classroom.

Duration: 2 hours

Volunteers: 3 recommended

Teacher Provides: N/A

Take Home:
Periscope & Colour Spectrum Spinner

Video Conference

Description: In this fun-filled virtual presentation, students will explore the wonders of light and shadows with Professor Rainbow! They will take an in-depth look into various characteristics of light, such as light sources, the colour spectrum, refraction and reflection. Students will also investigate transparent, translucent and opaque objects to understand how shadows are created. The students are in for an exciting adventure as they will be guided through the steps on how to create their very own functional sundial!

Format: Livestreamed with a presenter using Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc. Curriculum-based. We ship the supplies to the school. Works in all school re-entry scenarios (classroom and home learning).

Duration: 1.5 hours

Volunteers: 3 recommended

Teacher Provides: N/A

Take Home:

What Teachers Are Saying

N. K-P., Grade 4 TeacherJohn Stuart School

I loved that in 2 hours students were able to cover many of the unit outcomes. Activities were engaging and held student interest and were activities that would have required a lot of teacher prep to complete in a regular classroom setting. My students loved the Presenter as he was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the subject matter. (In-School program)

B.S., Grade 4 TeacherEarl Buxton School

I loved how much content was covered, the videos, images, and slides that made it engaging, as well as the student participation in answering questions. The "mystery object" that was uncovered was a neat twist as well with the "game" questions that came up periodically through the presentation. I thought the whole presentation and program was excellent and great considering it was through technology! A nice change for my students. I was happy to see that the sundials were high quality (wood not paper) which made it a nice token for the students to take home. (Video Conference program)

O.Z., Grade 4 TeacherSt. Matthew School

The centres were fun and educational. The students made a couple of take-home projects which would have been too difficult and time-consuming for me to have made with them (i.e.getting little mirrors cut for periscopes). (In-School program)

J.S., Grade 4 TeacherHazeldean Sschool

I liked that this field trip had lots of "hands-on" activities which kept the students engaged and were directly related to the curriculum....Well done! (In-School program)

Grade 4 TeacherMontrose School

The presenter was so patient and enthusiastic. She engaged the kids in the presentation. The slides went over everything we cover in the Light and Shadows unit. (Video Conference program)

Teacher's Pet Alberta Curriculum Canada Education Programs In-School Field Trip


$ 14.75

per student

(Minimum Fee $221.25)

Teacher's Pet Alberta Curriculum Canada Education Video Conference Field Trip Programs


$ 14.25

per student

(Minimum Fee $213.75) + shipping