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Great ideas for teaching optics

Paper Abstract

There are many excellent science teachers, each of whom has a number of well-tested, successful demonstrations or ideas on how to teach some aspect of the field of optics. This reservoir of ideas is a valuable resource for integrating optics teaching into other science disciplines and into the general curriculum. How do we tap this resource? This paper outlines the usefulness of collecting ideas on optics teaching with the intention of publishing the collection in book form, while giving credit to each contributor. The authors are currently involved in collecting a wide range of ideas on teaching optics in order to crate a book that is useful in a variety of teaching situations. We hope that one result of this will be to encourage the teaching of optics in a large number of classrooms and at all grade levels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2525, 1995 International Conference on Education in Optics, (13 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224009
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen M. Pompea, Pompea & Associates and Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Larry M. Stepp, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2525:
1995 International Conference on Education in Optics
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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