Online Resources: Innovative Tools, Websites and Materials

SPIE has assembled this list of websites containing lesson plans, activities, demonstrations and free materials to provide resources for educators, parents and students. Use them to bring light into your classroom!

 

SCIENCE OF LIGHT RESOURCES

 

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT

 

HOLOGRAPHY RESOURCES

  • HoloWorld All you want to know about holograms
  • MIT Holography Museum The collection contains works representing the artistic and technical evolution of the medium, created by some of the world's foremost holographers
  • How to Make a Hologram – Wiki instructions to make a 3-D hologram.  It’s easier than you think!
  • Britannica Kids – Good diagram and simple explanation of a hologram

 

ASTRONOMY RESOURCES

  • KIDS ASTRONOMY – Designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space
  • Eclipse Live Website The University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg provides live broadcasts of eclipses along with explanations of the phenomena
  • Look Up to the Stars - Traveling Astronomy Show
  • The Hubble Site – Spectacular pictures of stars, galaxies, nebulae and more
  • Jet Propulsion Lab -NASA site with videos, games, and projects about outer space, the solar system, and space exploration

 

ENGINEERING RESOURCES

 CAREER RESOURCES

 

FOR GIRLS

  • Science Club for Girls – STEM programs for girls from underrepresented communities
  • Engineer Girl – National Academy of Engineering website designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities engineering offers to girls and women
  • Women of NASA – Resource developed to encourage young women to pursue careers in math, science and technology
  • Cascade Pass - Publisher of a book series encouraging young girls in the sciences
  • Girl Scouts GirlsGoTech project
  • Brain Cake, for girls 11 - 17 and their parents, teachers and mentors

  

GENERAL SCIENCE RESOURCES