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This is a classroom lab for grades 6-12 designed to allow students to compare the action of a pinhole camera and a lens camera.  It gives directions for setting up a carbon filament lamp as the light source, plus technical tips provided by a physicist for getting best results.  Required materials include a +7D lens and the pinhole camera itself, which can be constructed by students (see below for link).

This item is part of a much larger collection of physics/astronomy experiments, sponsored by the UK's Institute of Physics and funded by the Nuffield Curriculum Centre.

SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE for a link to detailed instructions for building the pinhole camera box.
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Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Pinhole
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- Middle School
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activities, curriculum, experiment, hands-on, high school labs, labs, lenses, light, pinhole, pinhole camera, practical physics, ray model, ray optics, visible light
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Metadata instance created May 27, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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August 22, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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October 25, 2007
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Nuffield Curriculum Centre, (2006), WWW Document, (http://practicalphysics.org/pinhole-camera-and-lens-camera.html).
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Nuffield Curriculum Centre, Practical Physics: Pinhole Camera and Lens Camera, (2006), <http://practicalphysics.org/pinhole-camera-and-lens-camera.html>.
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Nuffield Curriculum Centre. (2007, October 25). Practical Physics: Pinhole Camera and Lens Camera. Retrieved December 18, 2017, from http://practicalphysics.org/pinhole-camera-and-lens-camera.html
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Nuffield Curriculum Centre. Practical Physics: Pinhole Camera and Lens Camera. October 25, 2007. http://practicalphysics.org/pinhole-camera-and-lens-camera.html (accessed 18 December 2017).
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Nuffield Curriculum Centre. Practical Physics: Pinhole Camera and Lens Camera. 2006. 25 Oct. 2007. Nuffield Curriculum Centre. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://practicalphysics.org/pinhole-camera-and-lens-camera.html>.
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Practical Physics: Pinhole Camera and Lens Camera:

Is Supplemented By http://idea.uwosh.edu/nick/Buildingacamera.pdf

This web page provides explicit directions for constructing a pinhole camera using card stock, tape, cardboard, heavy-gauge needles, and brass stock (available in hardware stores).

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