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Additional Resources

If you are interested to look for additional resources and learn more about Light, you may refer to the list below. These eResources are curated by the National Library Board (NLB), to promote knowledge discovery through diverse mediums including books, videos, and DIY activities.

Primary Level

  • Books
     

    The Firefly Fix (Trouble at Table 5 Series #3) by Tom WatsonCall No: JS WAT

    The Firefly Fix (Trouble at Table 5 Series #3) by Tom Watson

    Synopsis:

    Molly, Simon, and Rosie are determined to build the best science fair project in school history. To do that, they'll need to attract tons of fireflies. Will their bright idea get them a glowing grade, or will it flicker out before the fair even starts?

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-ebook1

     


    It Glows! Magical Animals That Give Off Light by Nikki PottsCall No: J 572 POT

    It Glows!: Magical Animals that Give Off Light by Nikki Potts

    Synopsis:

    Bioluminescence benefits animals in many ways. Some animals with this ability use their light to lure prey, distract predators, or to attract a mate. Learn more about how animals use bioluminescence to help them survive in their environments.

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-ebook2

     

     


     

  • Online Videos

    Light and Shadows | Types of Light | How are Shadows formed | Videos for Kids

    [YouTube] Channel: learning junction

    Synopsis:

    Fascinated by your shadow that follows everywhere you go? Learn how shadows are created when objects block light from passing through. Also, discover how shadows change throughout the day as the sun changes its position!

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-video1

     

    Why Is Space Black? | Space Video | The Dr Binocs Show | Peekaboo Kids

    [YouTube] Channel: Peekaboo Kidz

    Synopsis:

    Join Dr Binocs as he answers your curious questions about why space appears to be black to us, although there are so many stars in the universe.

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-video2

     

    How rainbows form and what shape they really are | Colourful Weather

    [YouTube] Channel: ABC Australia

    Synopsis:

    Did you know that rainbows are not actually shaped like an arch? Uncover fun facts about rainbows, such as how sunlight is refracted inside a raindrop, and why the colours of a rainbow are always in the same order from red to violet.

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-video3

  • Teacher / Parent-Student Activities

    Learn About Light!

    [YouTube] Channel: NLB Singapore

    Synopsis:

    Join librarians Russ & Keisha as they explore three properties of light through fun and easy experiments! Try it out to discover how light travels in a straight line, reflects, and refracts.

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-diy1

     

    Create An Upcycled Shadow Puppet Theatre

    [YouTube] Channel: NLB Singapore

    Synopsis:

    Follow our librarians, Vidhya and Wahida, to learn more about upcycling and how you can create a shadow puppet theatre out of recycled materials!

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-diy2

     

    Science of Stars | TweenKerama Issue #3, pages 3-5

    Synopsis:

    Enjoy seeing the constellations in our night sky? Try out the activities to recreate your own starry night!

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-diy3

     

    The Beginnings of Photography | TweenKerama Issue #1, pages 10-13

    Synopsis:

    Did you know that the cameras we know of today were evolved from the concept of camera obscura? Learn the science behind capturing images in this activity!

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-diy4

Secondary Level

  • Books
    The Mutant Mushroom TakeoverCall No: J SHO

    The Mutant Mushroom Takeover by Summer Rachel Short

    Synopsis:

    Maggie, a naturalist, and her best friend, Nate, scout out a rare bioluminescent fungus. But suddenly, animals around town start sprouting unusual growths and humans develop a bluish glow.

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-sec-ebook1

     
     The Pros and Cons of Solar Power by Laura SullivanCall No: Y 333.7923 SUL

    The Pros and Cons of Solar Power by Laura Sullivan

    Synopsis:

    Learn more about one of the most environmentally friendly forms of energy, its advantages and disadvantages, and what it means for the future.

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-sec-ebook2

     
    The Wide Starlight by Nicole LesperanceCall No: Y ENG LES 

     

    The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance

    Synopsis:

    Sixteen-year-old Eli tries to remember what truly happened the night her mother disappeared off a frozen fjord in Norway under the Northern Lights. After her mother reappears one night, she leaves behind a note - "Find me where I left you." - sending Eli on a journey across continents, to the northern tip of the world.

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-sec-ebook3

     

     

  • Online Videos

    Glowing animals on Singapore's shores | Marine Treasure hunt

    [YouTube] Channel: Just Keep Thinking

    Synopsis:

    Follow Biogirl MJ as she scouts for biofluorescent creatures along Singapore's shores. When these creatures absorb lower wavelength light, they in turn emit higher wavelength light of a different colour that makes them glow in the dark!

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-sec-video1

     

    What is an Aurora?

    [YouTube] Channel: Peakaboo Kidz

    Synopsis:

    Curious about the "dancing" aurora in the sky? Discover how these beautiful displays of lights in various colours are formed!

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-sec-video2

  • Teacher / Parent-Student Activities

    Mixing Light to Make Colours

    Website: Science Buddies

    Synopsis:

    When playing with paint or crayons, we know how to mix the primary colours - blue, red and yellow - to make new colours. But have you tried making colours with light? Have a go in this experiment!

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-sec-diy1

     

    The Beginnings of Photography | TweenKerama Issue #1, pages 10-13

    Synopsis:

    Did you know that the cameras we know of today were evolved from the concept of camera obscura? Learn the science behind capturing images in this activity!

    Link: https://go.gov.sg/scb-light-sec-diy2

NLB also curates Science resources for children and teens, to encourage appreciation of Science in our everyday lives. Visit the LearnX Science website here or scan the QR code. 
Users can also borrow NLB’s digital collections for free via the NLB Mobile app. Download the app here or scan the QR code.