Advanced Light Source
How light is used to explore the world, from Advanced Light Source, a massive light-based research facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
A poster that explains the science of color in light, from the National Physical Laboratory in the UK.
NASA's Imagine the Universe project explains how light is just one part of a larger spectrum of radiation.
A poster that explains the science of light, from the National Physical Laboratory in the UK.
Includes information on electromagnetic radiation, particle and wave
theories of light, sources of visible light, the speed of light, reflection,
diffraction, polarization, interference, temperature, and more. Follow
these links to find biographies of major scientists and their discoveries
and/or interactive Java applets to help students explore concepts.
Source: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University,
Contains diagrams and equations on topics such as color, intensity,
reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, polarizing, and
more. Sometimes, clicking on part of a diagram will reveal a more
detailed diagram and explanation of the concept. Source: Rod Nave
of Georgia State University’s Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.
Light Waves and Color
Three lessons on light from The Physics Classroom.
Light Star Bright
Clicking on “Catch the Wave” and following “next”
links will lead you through an interactive lesson on light that includes
information on the electromagnetic spectrum, waves, and the relationship
between light and temperature. Source: Space Telescope Science Institute
with the help of teachers.
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