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Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics and You
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Timeline, interactive Java applets showing various properties of light and lenses, tutorials, and other links for students.
Color and Color Vision
[ Mature Teens ] - Explains additive and subtractive colour mixing, the mixing of wavelengths, Newton's dispersion of white light to show the colours of the rainbow.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
[ Teens ] - From NASA, an overview of the different types of electromagnetic waves.
How Does a Pinhole Camera Work?
[ Teens ] - Explains the principles behind the pinhole camera.
How Light Works
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Explains light in terms of photons to explain reflection, refraction and absorption.
How we see Colour
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Explains human perception of colour and optical illusions in depth with clear diagrams.
[ Kids/Teens ] - Java applet exploring reflection and refraction of light beam and laser beam.
Light and Optics: Online Meteorology Guide
[ Mature Teens ] - Introduces optical effects resulting from light interaction with air, dust and haze particles, ice crystals and water droplets.
[ Teens ] - Uses example of sphere on a checkerboard to show how light is refracted.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - An educational tour of current research at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source. Contains information about the facility research, and teaching modules.
Optics 4 Kids
[ Kids/Teens ] - Tells about the science of light and answers common questions. Also explores careers in optics. From the Optical Society of America.
Optics for Kids
[ Kids ] - An overview of the basics of optics, also discusses careers in science and engineering.
The Reflection and Refraction of Light
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Uses geometry to predict reflection from plane and spherical mirrors, and looks at how speed and wavelength varies with different media.
Science Snacks About Light
[ Kids/Teens ] - A set of very simple experiments featured by Exploratorium, each one with details on materials, assembly, how can be done, and an explanation of the physical laws involved.
Skytopia - Colour and Light Trivia
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Amusing guide lists various oddities about colour and light. Find trivia on 3D, mirrors, light bulbs, and contradictions about the perception of colour.
What Makes an Object Coloured
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Explains principles of reflection, refraction, absorption and transmission to explain how objects are a particular colour.
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