In this movie, you’ll learn about the kind of energy that helps us see: light! Did you know light is made up of tiny particles that travel in waves? When light hits an object, it reflects, or bounces off the object and into our eyes so we can see it. The object also absorbs, or takes in some light. Light can easily pass through transparent, or clear objects, but it cannot pass through opaque objects. Light bounces off translucent objects in many directions. How does light cause shadows? Watch the movie to find out!

Light Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about light. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Light. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning.  See more »

Light Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about light. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Light topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »