Some students believe it is contrast with dark which helps us to see.
Seeing with light (5-11)
Ref - SPT HS01 PN02
This activity confirms that we see because light enters the eye.View Resource
The following studies have documented this misconception:
- Ramadas, J. and Driver, R. () Aspects of secondary students' ideas about light. CLIS - Children's Learning in Science Project, University of Leeds Centre for Studies in Science & Mathematics Education.