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Light and Color Resources

Manipulating Light: Reflection, Refraction, and Absorption (Exploring Science: Physical Science)

By Darlene R. Stille
Compass Point Books, 2005

Ages 10 and up
ISBN: 0756512581

This is a great resource for understanding more about how light works. Explore reflection, refraction and absorption with the help of easy to understand text and photographs and illustrations.


Light and Color (Straightforward Science)

By Peter Riley
Children's Press, 1999

Ages 8 and up
ISBN 0531153711

Wonderful photographs and thorough discussion of topics like, bending light, mirrors, color, and how the eye translates light makes this a super resource.

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Experiments with Light and Color (Cool Science)

By Tom Jackson
Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2010

Ages 9 and up
ISBN: 143393454X


Follow these instructions to perform some simple experiments with light and color. This book includes safety notes and tips to have success in these experiments.

Sound and Light (Young Discoverers: Science Facts and Experiments)

By David Glover
Kingfisher, 2002

Ages 5 and up
ISBN: 0753455129

Light and sound have so many similarities and are found in many of the same places. It just seems natural to learn about them at the same time. Take a look at these experiments. Wonderful drawings help to illustrate the activities.

Eyewitness: Light (Eyewitness Books)

By David Burnie
DK Children, 2000

Ages 8 and up
ISBN: 0789467097


Eyewitness traces the development of the science surrounding light. Detailed photographs and illustrations make this a museum in a book. Every classroom library should have a copy.


All the Colors of the Rainbow (Rookie Read-About Science)

By Allan Fowler
Scholastic, 2002

Ages 5 and up
ISBN: 0516241486

Special science series for the early reader, this book explores the science of a rainbow. Photographs and easy to read text will make this a hit with readers up through second grade.

How Lasers Work (Discovering How Things Work)

By Ryan Jacobson
Child's World, 2011

Ages 6 and up
ISBN: 1609732197

Do you want to learn how a laser functions? This is the book that will answer all of your questions. Find out how this specialized light is created and how it is used.

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