A comprehensive course that teaches the big ideas behind light energy. Students will elarn about refraction, reflection, bean scattering, optical density, transmission, and absorption as they investigate the electromagnetic spectrum using lenses, mirrors and more. Students build several projects including an eye balloon, pinhole camera, optical kaleidoscope as well as experiments in splitting shadows into a rainbow, going on a black light treasure hunt, getting colors from black and white, investigating chemiluminescence by mixing cold light, and making a beaker totally disappear.
You will find 15 lessons outlined to take you from an introduction of the electromagnetic spectrum on through several advanced projects complex enough to win a prize at the science fair. Includes student worksheets, instructional videos, daily lessons, and tests and quizzes… all in one complete package.