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These eight free professional development workshops for K-8 teachers present science concepts on the nature of light and its behavior. Each workshop is structured around a one-hour video that features footage of a complete science lesson by a master teacher. As each lesson unfolds, science and education experts provide commentary to expand on key points. Graphics, animations, and video demonstrations provide background information on reflection, refraction, color, human vision, light energy, and more. The workshops are designed so that teachers come away with an understanding that will help them engage students in their own explorations. This resource also includes a series of self-tests to gauge understanding. The workshop videos may be viewed at no cost online.  Registered users may also participate in forums and Teacher Talk email lists. DVD's are available on the website at an additional cost.

Teachers who participate in the entire workshop series are eligible for two graduate credits from Colorado State University (tuition applies). See Related Materials for a link to course enrollment information.

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- Technology
= Multimedia
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
= Electromagnetic Spectrum
General Physics
- Curriculum
Optics
- Color
- Geometrical Optics
- The Eye
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- Collection
- Event
= Workshop
- Instructional Material
= Course
= Curriculum support
- Assessment Material
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- Audio/Visual
= Illustration
= Movie/Animation
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Videos may be viewed online at no cost; graduate credit available with payment of tuition; DVD available at additional cost.
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© 2009 Annenberg Media
Keywords:
absorption, reflection, refractive index, retina, visible light, vision, photon
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Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science, (Annenberg Channel, Cambridge, 2009), <http://www.learner.org/workshops/sheddinglight/index.html>.
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Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science. (2009). Retrieved October 31, 2014, from Annenberg Channel: http://www.learner.org/workshops/sheddinglight/index.html
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Annenberg Channel. Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science. Cambridge: Annenberg Channel, 2009. http://www.learner.org/workshops/sheddinglight/index.html (accessed 31 October 2014).
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Accompanies Science in Focus: Force and Motion Workshops

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Is Associated With Shedding Light Workshops: Graduate Credit

This link takes you to the course enrollment page to pursue graduate credit for the Annenberg media series "Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science".  (2 credit hours offered by Colorado State University.)

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Accompanies Science in Focus: Energy

A set of eight video-based workshops by the same publisher on the topic of energy and how to teach it in grades K-8.

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