Experiment set PRIMARY SCHOOL 1 (Seeing and Hearing)


Fun doing experiments

This experiment set enthuses students right from the start to find out for themselves

  • how they can see,
  • that an image on the retina of the eye is upside-down and smaller than what is being viewed,
  • the purpose of the pupils,
  • why it is necessary to have two eyes,
  • where the colours of the rainbow or autumn leaves come from
  • why it is necessary to have two ears,
  • how can you phone with a cord.

Working in partnership or in class experiments

As a rule, the experiments are carried out in pairs. However, some experiments are designed for the whole class to participate. Apart from the experience of experimenting together with others, this also particularly encourages a sense of responsibility, consideration for others and teamwork among the class members.

Multi-functional apparatus

Apparatus that can be used for multiple purposes not only saves money but also ensures that the cases do not have a confusingly large amount of equipment. In particular, such apparatus also encourages children’s own creativity. For example, the extension rod for the lens holder serves as both the object for creating shadows and as a hammer for striking the sound plates.


01.01.10 Storage case

41.02.50 Inlay with cut-outs for apparatus, G1

41.03.00  2 Tube lights

41.04.20  Holding rod

41.04.50  Extension rod G1

16.05.10  Glockenspiel chime, C

16.05.20  Glockenspiel chime, E

41.06.00  Cord, 80 cm, in case

41.07.10  White card with coloured areas

41.07.20  Plate holder with thread

41.08.00  Spinning top

41.09.50  Plastic troughs

41.10.00  Plastic beaker, 50 ml

05.11.50  Lens holder with +100 lens

41.11.10  Knurled screw, black, G1

41.12.50  Cord, 160 cm, in case

30.13.00  Microscope scissors

41.15.00  Filter paper strips in box, G1

41.16.00  Transparent screen, G1

41.17.00  Screen holder, G1

41.18.00  2 Telephone cans

05.25.00  Hollow prism


SH-1:   Do we need light to see?

SH-2:   How does light stimulate the eyes?

SH-3:   How do eyes respond to the available light?

SH-4:   Why do we need two eyes?

SH-5:   When do we see in black and white  and when do we see in colour?

SH-6:   Why does a colourful spinning top look grey?

SH-7:   What happens to light on water?

SH-8:   What happens to light in water?

SH-9:   What colour is light?

SH-10: What causes the bright colours of trees in autumn?

SH-11: How black is a shadow?

SH-12: Where do you see shadows?

SH-13: How big is a shadow?

SH-14: What do shadows look like when there are two sources of light?

SH-15: What can my ears hear?

SH-16: Why do we need two ears?

SH-17: Is it easier to hear with a connecting string?

SH-18: How can a string be used to make a telephone?