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This page, made available by the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), contains information – and related lesson plans – on Hands-On Optics | Practical Optics and Photonics Education Tools. "Hands-On Optics was a four-year informal science education funded by the National Science Foundation. The program brought science education enrichment to thousands of underrepresented middle school students in more than ten states." On this page, made available are six "Hands-On" activities that help "students gain experience and understanding of optics principles." Lessons include: "I'm Under a Lot of Stress Here!" (on making structures lighter and stronger), "Fun With the Sun," "Laser Light," and "Multiple Reflections." All lessons are available in PDF format.

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Date Issued 2005
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