Optics Resources

Field Trip:

Westport Maritime Museum and Grays Harbor Lighthouse

View the original Grays Harbor and Destruction Island Lighthouse lenses designed by August Fresnel

http://www.westportmaritimemuseum.com/

More to Explore

Week 1:

Quantum Theory

https://www.factmonster.com/dk/encyclopedia/science-and-technology/quantum-theory

First Ever Photograph of Light as both a Particle and a Wave (2015)

https://phys.org/news/2015-03-particle.html

Cool Cosmos: Your Infrared Guide to the World and the Universe Beyond

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/

Week 2:

Seeing Color

https://askabiologist.asu.edu/explore/seeing-color

Why is the Sky Blue? (NASA Spaceplace)

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/blue-sky/en/

Nova: the Light Stuff (Info and associated links. Interactive may not work with all browsers.)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/speed-light.html

Why is the Ocean Blue? (Library of Congress)

https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/oceanblue.html

Week 3:

Why are there 7 colors in a rainbow?

https://99designs.com/blog/tips/why-are-there-7-colors-rainbow/

Are Red, Yellow, and Blue Primary Colors?

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/programmable-logic-designline-blog/4032051/Are-Red-Yellow-and-Blue-primary-colors-?utm_source=eetimes&utm_medium=relatedcontent

What is RGB?: Learning how we define and create colors digitally

https://rosieresearch.com/rgb-learning-define-create-colors-digitally/

To Do:

Week 1:

Quantum Physics Interactive Game (Advanced level of difficulty)
http://play.quantumgame.io/

Week 2:

Prism Refraction Interactive

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/prism/index.html

Week 3:

Additive color model mixing

http://physics-chemistry-interactive-flash-animation.com/optics_interactive/additive_color_model_mixing_synthesis.htm

 

RGB Color Addition interactive

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Interactives/Light-and-Color/RGB-Color-Addition/RGB-Color-Addition-Interactive

Colored Shadows

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Interactives/Light-and-Color/Colored-Shadows/Colored-Shadows-Interactive

Painting with CMY Interactive

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Interactives/Light-and-Color/Painting-with-CMY/Painting-with-CMY-Interactive

History and Biography

Week 1:

Max Planck

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bpplan.html

Week 2:

August-Jean Fresnel

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/timeline/people/fresnel.html

The Fresnel Lens

https://uslhs.org/fresnel-lens

Newton and the Color Spectrum

http://www.webexhibits.org/colorart/bh.html

Newton, Herschel and Ritter: The Discovery of the Spectrum of Light

https://www.juliantrubin.com/bigten/lightexperiments.html

Ibn al-Haytham

http://www.ibnalhaytham.com/discover/who-was-ibn-al-haytham/

Week 3:

Sir Isaac Newton

https://kidsastronomy.com/space-exploration/sir-isaac-newton/

http://sirisaacnewton.info/sir-isaac-newton-biography/sir-isaac-newton-biography-kids/

http://sirisaacnewton.info/isaac-newtons-discoveries-and-inventions/#optics

 

The birth of Roy G Biv and the invention of the color wheel

http://sewsitall.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-birth-of-roy-g-biv-and-invention-of.html

 

Extended Learning

Week 1:

Bob Miller Light Walk at Exploratorium

https://www.exploratorium.edu/bob-miller/light-walk

The Secrets of Night Shining Clouds

http://earthsky.org/earth/night-shining-clouds-noctilucent-clouds-how-they-form-how-to-see-them

How Caravaggio, Turrell, and 3 Other Artists Revolutionized the Use of Light in Art

https://www.artsy.net/article/institution-team-how-caravaggio-turrell-and-3-other-artists-revolutionized

Week 2:

Color Vision and Art

http://www.webexhibits.org/colorart/index.html

Discovery Of 1st New Blue Pigment In 200 Years Leads To Quest For Elusive Red

http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/05/14/new-blue-pigment-color-chemistry

Prussian Blue and its Partner in Crime

http://www.artinsociety.com/prussian-blue-and-its-partner-in-crime.html

Week 3:

The illusion of RGB screens

https://jakubmarian.com/the-illusion-of-rgb-screens/

How do you know if an animal can see color?

https://askabiologist.asu.edu/colors-animals-see#animal-color-vision

Video:

View the Light and Color Playlist on the STEAMboat Studio Youtube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCFsvVyjT2A45YZ-hwirQAKU5wrjo2Ueb

Comprehensive Websites

Optics 4 Kids

https://www.optics4kids.org/home

2015: International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

http://www.light2015.org/

Webexhibits

http://www.webexhibits.org/colorart/index.html