Featured in PASCO’s Elementary School Science Teacher Guide

Elementary School Science Teacher Guide


Features 29 inquiry based labs designed for elementary students and coordinated with the standards for life, earth and physical sciences.

Hunting with Light

Lab Summary

Use a light sensor to compare how organisms, including humans, are able to see and compare that to what an electronic light sensor can detect.


To understand this content, students:

  • Observe the eyes of others animals and discuss how the physical adaptations of their eyes help them survive.
  • Use the light sensor to measure the light intensity reflected from a variety of object found in the classroom.
  • Use the light sensor as an "eye" to hint for an animal hidden on a paper.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT Temperature/Sound Level/Light Sensor


Allows students to conduct all three measurements simultaneously and continuously. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

Materials Used:

Paper, solid colors - 3 per group
Tissues - 1 per person
Paper, plain white - 2 per person
Crayon, dark colored
Large eye diagram (photocopy)
Large pictures of animal eyes (photocopy)

The Associated Bundle:

Elementary School Science Standard Sensor Bundle


This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 25 lab activities in the Elementary School Introductory Science Experiments.

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.