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Optics For Kids

By Linda C. Joseph - Posted Mar 1, 2015
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For March 1, 2015: Why do we see some images in different ways? The Optical Society, a professional organization, has created a website called Optics for Kids that delves into the patterns, colors, and light that fool the brain. Numerous examples of optical illusions are shown. More information is provided about optics including refraction, reflection, and scattering. There is also a dictionary of terms. Activities range from easy to advanced, such as learning why you can see your face in a mirror, or how you can make a basic lens with ice. These hands-on minds-on activities will fully engage elementary science students in the study of optics.
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