Science Fair Projects World

Investigating the Properties of Light




Explore the properties of light, such as reflection, refraction, and dispersion.


  • Laser pointer or flashlight
  • Mirrors
  • Glass of water
  • Prism
  • White paper
  • Notebook for recording data


  1. Demonstrate reflection by shining the light on a mirror and observing the reflected beam.
  2. Investigate refraction by shining the light through a glass of water and observing the bending of light.
  3. Explore dispersion by directing the light through a prism and observing the spectrum of colors produced.
  4. Record your observations and measurements in your notebook.
  5. Analyze your findings to understand the principles of light behavior.
  6. Present your results in a report, explaining the properties of light and their significance.