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Exploratorium

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to Exploring Light

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 10 min), 3 readings
3 videos
Welcome to the Course2m
About the Exploratorium Teacher Institute5m
3 readings
Course Format and Expectations10m
Assignments and Grading10m
Recorded Instructor Hangouts10m
1 hour to complete

Week One: Perception

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings
7 videos
Playing with Rainbows2m
Light Stick Exhibit3m
Visual Channels Exhibit2m
Explore Colored Shadows6m
Make Your Own Bird in a Cage Illusion5m
Test Your Peripheral Vision10m
2 readings
Recommended Resources10m
Try Perception Activities10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Week Two: History of Our Ideas About Light

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 16 min), 2 readings
4 videos
Disappearing Glass Rods Exhibit6m
Newton's Prisms Exhibit2m
Build Your Own Oil Spot Photometer5m
2 readings
History of Light: An Overview10m
Try Week Two Activities10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Week Three: Optics and Image Making

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings
5 videos
Optics Lesson: How Does a Lens Work?11m
Magic Wand Exhibit2m
Playing with a Giant Mirror1m
Poking Fun at Light10m
2 readings
Recommended Resources10m
Try Week Three Activities10m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Week Four: The Wave Nature of Light

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 36 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Long-Path Diffraction Exhibit2m
Soap-Film Painting Exhibit2m
Build Your Own CD Spectroscope10m
Explore Interference with Soap Film on a Can4m
Deepen Your Understanding with the Soap-Film Interference Model11m
Measure the Efficiency of a Solar Cell4m
2 readings
Introduction to the Wave Nature of Light10m
Try Week Four Activities10m

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