Science Physics Education Light and Optics

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Cool Cosmos
Offers lessons and activities for infrared light. Also, includes has online tutorials, games and graphic galleries that related to this topic.
Fiber Optics
Introduction to the transmission of data through the use of light, provided by Physics Planet.
Fraunhofer Lines
Prominent lines in the spectrum of the sun are shown, together with their corresponding wavelengths.
How Stuff Works: Light
Seven-segment detailed explanation uses drawings and animations to show how light works and how photons are generated, with many related links.
Line Moiré Superposition Patterns
The basics of line moiré patterns and optical speedup, by Emin Gabrielyan.
Moiré Phenomenon
A book and a downloadable moire demonstration kit for printing on transparencies.
Moiré Pointer for Measurement Instruments
Fast optical moiré indicator replacing a mechanical needle, research paper by Emin Gabrielyan.
Molecular Expressions: Images from the Microscope
Features hundreds of photomicrographs (photographs through the microscope) of everything from superconductors and high-tech materials to ice cream and beer. Also includes tutorials about microscopy and optics.
Oatmeal Box Pinhole Photography
Photo gallery plus directions to make a pinhole camera, take pictures and develop them. Also, links to other pinhole camera sites.
Optical Fibres Project
How optical fibers work, and information on reflection, refraction, Snell's Law, total internal reflection and critical angles.
Optics Exercises and Tutorial
(Univ of Florida). A sample electronic lecture or worksheet.
Optics for Kids
An overview of the basics of optics suitable for elementary school children. Also discusses careers in science and engineering.
Polarized Light
Fascinating facts about polarized light, from rainbows to beetles, from Viking navigation to LCD displays. Myths and truth about polarized sunglasses. Also a shop with polarized-only items.
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Learn about the scanning electron microscope and its uses.
A 3D interactive computer graphics system that instructors can use to help teach optics, and that students can use to simulate and visualize optical phenomena to help them learn about optics.
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