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A simple introduction to what light is, touching on particle wave duality and other aspects of light. From HowStuffWorks.com.
Lots of information about light, colour and the history of lighting from Edison's light bulb to recent innovations.
A catalogue of satellite images of our home planet detailing everything from atmospheric data to city lights or natural disasters.
An online exhibit and a set of activities to do with light and shadows. An explanation of how images are formed when light passes through a hole. Fairly low level physics but with general interest ...
A beautifully illustrated site with detailed but straightforward explanations of the Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights ) phenomena with links and teachers' notes
Ever wondered what it would look like to microwave soap, wax crayons or even fairy lights? This virtual microwave lets you see the results without any of the mess.
A detailed description of fluorescent lights.
What is light? all about light, its properties, colours and optics.
Info on the speed of light, and how quickly it travels through water, air or diamond. Also contains a good overview of historical measurements of the speed of light.
Lesson plan, worksheet and links sites that give information about both light and Science in general. Objectives: Understand that the angle and position of the light source are the major factors ...
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