Optics & Lights

Make the basics of optics and light understandable and ensure lasting comprehension!

Art.-No. 533037
Top Facts:
  • 15 Models
  • 270 Components
  • Primary level, Secondary level

Product Description

Research optical phenomena and experiment with light! The planetary model provides a visual explanation of the phases of the moon as well as solar and lunar eclipses. Optical lenses with different focal lengths, mirrors, LED light barriers, and a large number of parts allow students to build a microscope, magnifying glass, telescope, and periscope. The sundial can be used to tell the time. The model uses fiber optics to explain what a total reflection is, and how light can be used to transmit data. This educational construction set gives students an in-depth look at the world of optics and light. Optics & Lights can be used in both supervised and unsupervised learning, and is part of the basic equipment at many schools.

Additional Teaching Material:

Innovative fischertechnik learning materials support you in teaching technical concepts in a practical way and introducing them to your secondary school and college students or your apprentices.The included didactic activity booklet with teacher and instructional materials offers display models and tasks to help you quickly prepare lessons, and includes problems with solutions, handouts, and copy templates.Teaching materials are available for free download from the eLearning portal: www.fischertechnik-elearning.com

Product Composition:

The total of 270 fischertechnik parts are clearly divided in one sorting insert. Everything is delivered in a sturdy storage box, along with easy to understand assembly instructions for 15 models of different difficulty levels.

Main subjects:
  • Refraction
  • Reflection of light
  • Light and shadow
  • Fiber-optic cable
  • Optical illusions

Learning Goals

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Research optical phenomena and experiment with light
  • Understand the key points refraction, reflection, light and shadows, fiber optics, and optical illusions
  • Understand how lenses work with different focal lengths, LEDs, mirrors, fiber optics, LED light barriers, and much more
  • Build a microscope, magnifying glass, telescope, periscope, sun dial, Morse telegraph, planetary model, and much more
  • Deepen and practice project and group work


In the education set included:

  • 3x Optical lense (zwei Brennweiten)
  • Rainbow LED
  • Mirror
  • Optical fiber
  • 2x LED light barrier
  • Battery holder for 9V block
Parts summary

Technical Data

Technical Data

Size of packaging 44 x 31,5 x 8 cm
Number of models 15
Number of parts 270
Weight 2262 g
Power supply system (Battery) 9V block required – battery not included
EAN-Code 4048962220803

Documents for Downloading

Single Part list Each individual fischertechnik part can be ordered through the fischertechnik Single Parts Service, so that fischertechnik sets are always complete and ready for instruction at any time.
Student pad for model making of STEM Kit Optics & Lights
Assembly instruction