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How Light Works

A simple introduction to what light is, touching on particle wave duality and other aspects of light. From HowStuffWorks.com.

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Light: a learning unit

Lots of information about light, colour and the history of lighting from Edison's light bulb to recent innovations.

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How epic solar winds make brilliant polar lights

A summarised view of how the aurora is formed.

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The World of Colour

This site contains a number of shockwave animations showing that you can make pictures using coloured lights and filters.

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Bob Miller's Light Walk

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 ...

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Visible Earth

A catalogue of satellite images of our home planet detailing everything from atmospheric data to city lights or natural disasters.

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Auroras - paintings in the sky

A beautifully illustrated site with detailed but straightforward explanations of the Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights ) phenomena with links and teachers' notes

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Young's Double Slit Experiment

This site shows the mathematics behind this famous experiment.

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See the Light

What is light? all about light, its properties, colours and optics.

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Two-Slit With Diffraction

This java applet demonstrates a double-slit experiment in which the different variables can be adjusted.

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