Some younger students may consider light as only a property of large conspicuous luminous objects.
Resources to Address This
Seeing everyday (5-11)
Ref - Spt HS01 PN01
This series of activities explores seeing light from luminous and non-luminous objects.View Resource
Seeing with light (11-14)
Ref - SPT Li01 PN02
This activity explores seeing luminous and non-luminous objects.View Resource
The following studies have documented this misconception:
- Osbourne, J., Black, P., Smith, M., and Meadows, J. () Primary SPACE project - light, Liverpool University Press.