Light Unit Study


Free sample lesson below.  This fascinating unit study begins with God’s words, “Let there be light,” then embarks on a journey, as children and parents discover how the physical properties reveal the character of God.


This fascinating unit study begins with God’s words, “Let there be light,” then embarks on a journey, as children and parents discover how the physical properties reveal the character of God.

Enrich your childrens’ lives with Light “this unit study reveals the mysteries of the light which God created for us. You’ll begin with God’s words, “Let there be light,” then embark on a fascinating journey through the centuries, as His children discover the physical properties of light while they come to understand that the character of God can be comprehended by observing what light is and what it does.

Together, you and your students will:

  • Learn about the physical characteristics of light as discovered by scientists throughout history; Learn how light is used in the Bible; how it is symbolic of the Glory of God, His purity, His wisdom, and His guidance; See how the creation and beauty of light reveal God, and that the physical properties of light are a picture of God: He is radiant or luminous energy which allows us to perform the functions of physical sight and spiritual sight;
  • Learn that apart from the light of the Word, we cannot see where we are or what we are doing, nor can we serve God effectively. Light is a form of energy and may be produced in many different ways, not just by sun and stars. On the forth day of creation
  • God caused the light of the sun to rule (govern) the day and the light of the moon and the stars to rule the night. Psalms 19:1 says, The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. God’s lights in skies unquestionably declare God’s glory. The study of light helps us to understand and appreciate the world God has created. Light has many applications in the Bible, physical, spiritual, moral or figurative.
  • Light is symbolic of Glory of God, of His purity, of His wisdom and His guidance. Moses saw the glory of God in the burning bush. Christ is our light the source of all wisdom and referred to as the Sun of righteousness.
  • Light frequently signifies instruction, God’s word a lamp unto our feet. Light symbolizes testimony. John the Baptist, was called a burning and a shining light. Saul of Tarsus had a dramatic encounter with the Light of God on the road to Damascus. The disciples were called “the light of the world.” Believers are described as enlightened by Christ the light of the world who calls people “out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
  • Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” He also said,”As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

This thematic unit on Light for grades 4-12 contains over a hundred active Internet links to lessons, video clips, book resources and Bible studies. Easy to use lessons include discussion starters, demonstrations and lab activities utilizing the 4 Step Lessons. Lessons conform to the National Science Education Standards and SS&C tenets for effective science education. Download to your computer today!

“I was blown away by the Light unit study. We began because I thought it was a subject we ‘had’ to cover. What a delight! I’m amazed at how many spiritual lessons flow throughout the unit as we are learning science. I enjoyed it before I began teaching, then learned that much more once we worked together. I was very impressed with the depth in every lesson. My children are 9, 12 and 16. We all love the HOW approach! Thank you.
Renee, Science Phobic Mom

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What You Get!

This organized yet flexible Bible focused unit study includes:

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Timeline
  • Vocabulary
  • Annotated Resource Lists (books, Internet sites, videos, software, etc)
  • 18 Four-Step Internet-Linked Lessons

Eighteen Four-Step, Internet-Linked Lessons

  1. The Light of the World
  2. Creation of Light
  3. History of Artificial Light
  4. Thomas Edison’s Light Bulb
  5. God’s Lamp: The Menorah
  6. Light and Shadows
  7. Vision of Light
  8. Reflection and Mirrors
  9. Refraction and Rainbows
  10. Lenses: Making Things Bigger and Better
  11. Cameras and Recording Light
  12. The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  13. Light and Color
  14. Particles, Waves, and Photons
  15. Light in Art
  16. Photosynthesis
  17. Laser Light
  18. Speed of Light

Four Step Lessons

There are four basic steps in each Heart of Wisdom Unit Study lesson based on the four major learning styles. Studies show this four-step method motivates students to comprehend the material better and retain the information longer.

  • Step 1 Excite: Create an interest
  • Step 2 Examine: Find out the Facts
  • Step 3 Expand: Do something with what was learned
  • Step 4 Excel: Pull everything together and share with someone.

Internet-Linked Lessons!

Each Heart of Wisdom Ebook contains active links which will take you:

  • Bible Study Tools
  • Video Clips
  • Free Online Books
  • Craft Instructions
  • Biographies
  • Worksheets
  • Experiments
  • Relevant Articles
  • Writing Instruction
  • Illustrations
  • Maps
  • Quizzes
  • and more!

Ebook Benefits!

  • You can access your EBook immediately. Once you buy an eBook, you can read it instantly; you don’t have to wait for delivery.
  • You can find what you need fast. You can use “search” and “find” functions to pinpoint the material you need more easily than in a print book.
  • HOW Ebooks are hyperlinked to the Internet. You open the EBook in your browser and click the underlined text for instant additional information: worksheets, free online books, audio, video, articles, illustrations, experiments, and more!
  • You can print out Ebooks! Print only the pages that you need for the lessons that day or print the whole book and place in a note book.


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