Light & Sound Incursion (P – 2)

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Light & Sound Incursion (P – 2)

Theme: Science – Physical Sciences
Level: Prep – 2

In this sensory-based 90-minute incursion, students use their sight and hearing to learn more about the properties of light and sound. From creating their own box guitar to creating shadows, this incursion is packed full of activities that are perfect for younger year levels. Our passionate science educators carefully guide students through each step, prompting students to predict, observe and reflect on each activity.


Learning Outcomes

  • Using a sensory approach, students will investigate the characteristics of light and sound.
  • Students will explore how light and sound are produced, transmitted, and sensed.
  • Students will come to understand the roles sound and light play in our lives and society.



  • Discuss the similarities and differences between light and sound.
  • Examine different materials, classify them as transparent, translucent or opaque, then test with a torch.
  • Explore how shadows change in size and shape depending on the distance and position of the light source and object.
  • Discover how light can bend using a magnifying lens and rainbow peephole.
  • Investigate the sound vibration that is produced when a tuning fork it struck against a table.
  • Create a box guitar to explore how high and low pitch is created.
  • Make a cup and string sound maker to investigate how different sounds can be produced by different kinds of vibrations.
  • Investigate sound waves using the movement of a spring.


Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041);
  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050);
  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051);
  • Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS053);
  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others(VCSIS054);
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways (VCSIS055).
  • Listen to others’ ideas, and recognise that others may see things differently (VCPSCSO012);

Incursion Pricing



Up to 30 students


90-minute workshops


A minimum booking of 2 x 90-minute workshops is required


Outer regions incur time and travel costs

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“Chontel was very engaging and the hands on activities were perfect for the students. They were talking about it for the rest of the day.”

Wedge Park Primary School 2019

“The students absolutely loved all the activities and were excited to explore light and sound for themselves. Resources supplied were perfect!””

Gilson College, Mernda 2019