Optics & Lights

Optics & Lights

Single Unit

Age: 8 Yrs+

Research optical phenomena and learn how to experiment with light! The planetary model provides a visual explanation of the phases of the moon as well as solar and lunar eclipses.

Optical lenses with different focal lengths, mirrors, LED light barriers, and a large number of parts allow students to build a microscope, magnifying glass, telescope, and periscope. The sundial can be used to tell the time.

The model uses fibre optics to explain what a total reflection is, and how light can be used to transmit data. This educational construction set gives students an in-depth look at the world of optics and light.

Additional Teaching Material:

Innovative fischertechnik learning materials support you in teaching technical concepts in a practical way and introducing them to your secondary school and university students or your apprentices. The included didactic material provides support on the models and tasks to help prepare lessons and includes problems with solutions, handouts, and copy templates.

Teaching materials are available on the included CD and for free download from the eLearning portal.

Product Composition:

The total of 270 fischertechnik parts is clearly divided in one sorting insert. Everything is delivered in a sturdy storage box, along with easy to understand assembly instructions for 15 models of different difficulty levels.

Main subjects:
  • Refraction
  • Reflection of light
  • Light and shadow
  • Fibre-optics
  • Optical illusions

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Research optical phenomena and experiment with light
  • Understand the key points refraction, reflection, light and shadows, fibre optics, and optical illusions
  • Understand how lenses work with different focal lengths, LEDs, mirrors, fibre optics, LED light barriers, and much more
  • Build a microscope, magnifying glass, telescope, periscope, sundial, Morse telegraph, planetary model, and much more
  • Deepen and practice project and group work

Set includes:

  • 3x Optical lenses
  • Rainbow LED
  • Mirror
  • Optical fibre
  • 2x LED light barrier
  • Battery holder for 9V block


- Item Size: 44 x 31.5 x 8 cm

- Number of Models: 15

- Number of Parts: 270

- Weight: 2262g

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