This web site sponsored by the Optical Society of America is a collection of resources on the topic of optics. It was developed to provide the science community and general public with educational resources and services to advance the science of light. Users will find simulations, activities, and reference material organized by specific topic -- including color, light reflection/refraction, polarization, light scattering, human vision, lenses, optical illusions, and more. There are sections dedicated to teachers and aspiring scientists. Resources range in scope from simple to complex.
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Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light Unit Title: Behavior of Light
Try this great web site for a very broad selection of activities and background information on the science of light. Your students can look at 12 optical illusions, play around with dozens of interactive simulations related to light behavior, and find scientific definitions of all the vocabulary associated with light and optics. There is a full section devoted to teachers, with lesson plans and background information on color, light reflection and refraction, rainbows, geometric optics, human vision, and the wave nature of light.
<a href="http://www.thephysicsfront.org/items/detail.cfm?ID=9167">Optical Society of America. Exploring the Science of Light: What is Optics?. Washgington: Optical Society of America, February 2, 2008.</a>
Optical Society of America. Exploring the Science of Light: What is Optics?. Washgington: Optical Society of America, February 2, 2008. http://www.optics4kids.org/home/tutorials.aspx (accessed 30 August 2014).
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