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Light and Sight

Light and Sight

If there is no light, there is no sight

Explore this context and learn more about the basics of light, how we see and how we perceive the world around us.

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Finding your way around

There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:

  • The collections contain groups of related resources about Light and Sight.
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NZ Research collection.

NZ Research

This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Light and...

Science Ideas and Concepts collection.

Science Ideas and Concepts

Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...

People collection.


This collection introduces some of the people working or studying in the areas explored in Light and Sight. Click on a name to find out...

Teaching and Learning Approaches collection.

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring Light and...

Question Bank collection.

Question Bank

An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about Light and...

Key Terms collection.

Key Terms

This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered in the Light and Sight context.

Sci Media collection.

Sci Media

This collection is where you can find all the images and video clips that relate to Light and Sight.