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published by the Optical Society of America
This web site sponsored by the Optical Society of America is a collection of resources on the topic of optics.  It was developed to provide the science community and general public with educational resources and services to advance the science of light.  Users will find simulations, activities, and reference material organized by specific topic -- including color, light reflection/refraction, polarization, light scattering, human vision, lenses, optical illusions, and more.  There are sections dedicated to teachers and aspiring scientists.  Resources range in scope from simple to complex.

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- Technology
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Light
- General
- Middle School
- High School
- Informal Education
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Demonstration
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2002 Optical Society of America
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Keywords: collection, color, diffraction, geometric optics, history of optics, light, light activity, light demonstrations, light dispersion, light scattering, light simulation, optical illusion, optics, polarization, ray optics, reflection, refraction, simulation, tutorial, wave optics
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 21, 2009 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated: Apr 16, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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February 2, 2008
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AIP Format
(Optical Society of America, Washgington, 2002), WWW Document, (http://www.optics4kids.org/home/tutorials.aspx).
AJP/PRST-PER
Exploring the Science of Light: What is Optics?, (Optical Society of America, Washgington, 2002), <http://www.optics4kids.org/home/tutorials.aspx>.
APA Format
Exploring the Science of Light: What is Optics?. (2008, February 2). Retrieved November 23, 2014, from Optical Society of America: http://www.optics4kids.org/home/tutorials.aspx
Chicago Format
Optical Society of America. Exploring the Science of Light: What is Optics?. Washgington: Optical Society of America, February 2, 2008. http://www.optics4kids.org/home/tutorials.aspx (accessed 23 November 2014).
MLA Format
Exploring the Science of Light: What is Optics?. Washgington: Optical Society of America, 2002. 2 Feb. 2008. 23 Nov. 2014 <http://www.optics4kids.org/home/tutorials.aspx>.
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