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El día de la luz (the day of light)-two hours optics demonstration for secondary school students

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Abstract

In many countries the potential of optics as an exciting part of science is not fully exploited in high-school education. In addition, optics is often not taught in relation with daily experiences. With the motivation to expose the potential of doing otherwise to motivate students, we developed and implemented a two hour-long hands-on introduction to optics for high school students. We termed the program: The Day of Light. By attending the program, students learn basic concepts such as polarization, wavelength, color, stereoscopic vision, reflection and refraction in connection to everyday experiences based on applications of optics. The demonstration was fully organized and carried out by the ICFO Ph.D students who were members of the ICFO Optical Society of America (OSA) Student Chapter.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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  1. D. Foreman Hannah, Francesca R. Parmigiani, Michal A. F. Roelens, and Robert E. Simpson, “The Lightwave Roadshow” The proceedings of The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference (ETOP), 6, 140 (2005)
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2005 (1)

D. Foreman Hannah, Francesca R. Parmigiani, Michal A. F. Roelens, and Robert E. Simpson, “The Lightwave Roadshow” The proceedings of The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference (ETOP), 6, 140 (2005)

Hannah, D. Foreman

D. Foreman Hannah, Francesca R. Parmigiani, Michal A. F. Roelens, and Robert E. Simpson, “The Lightwave Roadshow” The proceedings of The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference (ETOP), 6, 140 (2005)

Jacobs, Stephen D.

Personal communication with Stephen D. Jacobs, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Optics and Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, USA

Parmigiani, Francesca R.

D. Foreman Hannah, Francesca R. Parmigiani, Michal A. F. Roelens, and Robert E. Simpson, “The Lightwave Roadshow” The proceedings of The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference (ETOP), 6, 140 (2005)

Roelens, Michal A. F.

D. Foreman Hannah, Francesca R. Parmigiani, Michal A. F. Roelens, and Robert E. Simpson, “The Lightwave Roadshow” The proceedings of The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference (ETOP), 6, 140 (2005)

Simpson, Robert E.

D. Foreman Hannah, Francesca R. Parmigiani, Michal A. F. Roelens, and Robert E. Simpson, “The Lightwave Roadshow” The proceedings of The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference (ETOP), 6, 140 (2005)

The proceedings of The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference (ETOP) (1)

D. Foreman Hannah, Francesca R. Parmigiani, Michal A. F. Roelens, and Robert E. Simpson, “The Lightwave Roadshow” The proceedings of The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference (ETOP), 6, 140 (2005)

Other (5)

Website of ICFO-OSA student chapter, http://osa.icfo.es/activities.php?topic=eldiadelaluz (retrieved April 2, 2007)

Website of ICFO-OSA student chapter, http://osa.icfo.es/ (retrieved April 2, 2007)

Merck KGaA, Germany, http://www.merck.de (retrieved April 2, 2007)

Personal communication with Stephen D. Jacobs, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Optics and Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, USA

Ivá n Cabrerá Yáñ ez, http://www.fotonatura3D.es (retrieved April 2, 2007)

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