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Teaching optics to primary school children
Author(s): I. Semenova

Paper Abstract

A course of very elementary optics, that can be given to primary school children as an additional course to the regular compulsory program, is developed. The course contains explanation of the most basic phenomena existing around us, which involve light. As well as considers principles of operation of basic optical elements and more complicated devices (microscopes, telescopes, lasers). All these phenomena and devices are explained in a very simple way and are demonstrated in simple experiments, that makes them understandable to primary school children. This course is intended to help young children to develop a "physical" way of thinking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96641T (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207779
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I. Semenova, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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