Explore Optics

The OSA Explore Optics education outreach kit offers a unique hands on optics experience for children, teens, and adults. The kit is designed to allow parents and educators to lead activities and demonstrations that allow students to explore the many differnt properties of light. If you purchased an International Year of Light (IYL) Light Blox Kit in 2015 this kit provides additional experiments and equipment to expand the opportunities and fun!

Check out the Explore Optics Activity Guide to learn more about the broad range of hands on activities this kit provides! Activity Guide also available in Spanish!


Fun and Hands-On Optics Experiments!

  • Reflection Activities
  • Transmission, Absorption and Color
  • Properties of Laser Light: Monochromatic, Coherent, and Collimated
  • Applications of LASERS: Diffraction Labs and Activities