Explore Light and Optics!
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Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects

By Anita Yasuda  
Illustrated by Bryan Stone

What is light? Why are optics important? In Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7–10 discover how light works, how it shapes our world, Read More

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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Charts | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 96 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Physical Science
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National Science Teachers Recommends
"Have you wondered how light travels? How auroras are created? How digital pictures are made? In Explore Light and Optics! with 25 Great Projects, students will be able to use this introductory text to understand and explore the field of light and optics . . . With the wide variety of topics covered, students are able to see the interconnectedness of our technology and hobbies and contemplate the different careers that involve light and optics."  Read the entire review online.

Samuel L. Nerenberg, Doctoral Candidate of Optical Sciences
"An excellent introductory text for children to the field of optics. It provides a balance between scientific concept and history presented at an appropriate level. In addition, the included experiments are cleverly constructed and with a little extra investigation demonstrate some very fundamental aspects of the nature of light."

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What is light? Why are optics important? In Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7–10 discover how light works, how it shapes our world, and why we depend on it for survival.

  • Readers learn about wave theory, sound, light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and optics.
  • Introduces readers to major figures in the field of light and optics.
  • Children gain an understanding of how the human eye translates light into visualized objects.
  • Explains the importance of the sun, natural light phenomena, and light's role in the water cycle and photosynthesis.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
What Are Light and Optics?

Chapter 1
Light From the Sun

Chapter 2
Color Play

Chapter 3
Eye-mazing!

Chapter 4
Op-Tech

Chapter 5
Create with Light

Glossary
Metric Conversions
Resources
Essential Questions
Index