STEM

Science of Light

When browsing the internet on your smartphone, you’re likely enjoying the work of polarizers. But what exactly are polarizers, and how do they function? What do they do to light? What is light, anyway? Explore the nature of light and its interactions with the “Science of Light” set by MEL Science! Construct your own screen, and learn how polarizers work with 3D visuals in the AR app.

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You will:

  • assemble a model of a screen;
  • observe how light changes when passing through a transparent object;
  • create an image visible only through their screen!

You will learn:

  • about the nature of light;
  • what a polarizer is and how it works;
  • where polarizers are used in everyday life!

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100+ hands-on science projects

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50+ unique digital experiences

making your kids’ screen-time more worthwhile.

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Hands-on projects delivered monthly to your home, plus digital experiences available anytime.

Loved by parents

Rene Showlund

"Fun experiments each month to do with my daughters. Easy to follow instructions & a great STEM teaching aid. I was a chemistry major so I love being able to show my daughters why I love science."

Morgan Van Epp

"Our 7 y/o daughter did her first box immediately and, when she was done, asked when the next one would be delivered! She loves it! It’s high quality and a great addition to our home school science!"

Andrea Thacker Delcore

"My kids love the unique projects and the variety of choices. We’ve tried STEM, Physics, and Chemistry, and each one has been a hit."

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This set and 70+ others are included in the MEL Science subscription. Subscribe to MEL Science to get a new science set every month.