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 making 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 investigate the characteristics of light and sound.
  • Students explore how light and sound are produced, transmitted, and sensed.
  • Students gain an understanding of the roles sound and light play in our lives and society.



  • Discussion on the similarities and differences between light and sound.
  • Classifying different materials as transparent, translucent or opaque.
  • Exploring how shadows change in size and shape depending on the distance and position of the light source and object.
  • Discovering how light can bend using different lenses.
  • Making sound vibrations using a tuning fork.
  • Exploring how high and low pitch is created by making box guitars.
  • investigate how different sounds can be produced by different kinds of vibrations. 
  • Investigating sound waves using the movement of a spring.


Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

  • Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (VCSSU049).
  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051);

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