Study - Light

Our best links about studying light. Covering seeing with light, colour, spectrums, speed of light, reflection, refraction and lenses.

1. How do we see things? Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

How do we see things?

A short animated clip explaining how we use light to see, suitable for children under 10.

2. Light travels in straight lines Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

Light travels in straight lines

Short video demonstrating how light travels in straight lines

3. Light Waves and Color Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

Light Waves and Color

A collection of physics lessons about light waves and colour

4. The Physics of Light and Color Rated: 5/5 by physics.org users

The Physics of Light and Color

An in depth guide to light, optics and colour, covering wave particle duality, reflection, refraction, waves, diffraction, polarisation, birefringence, colour temperature, human perception and more.

5. Electromagnetic Spectrum Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

Electromagnetic Spectrum

A brief revision site on the electromagnetic spectrum and seeing light

6. Measuring the speed of light Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

Measuring the speed of light

A short cartoon explaining how the speed of light is measured

7. Reflection and refraction of light Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

Reflection and refraction of light

A good explanation of reflection and refraction using ray diagrams.

8. Reflection of Light Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

Reflection of Light

Explains law of reflection including interactive Java tutorials. Links to ideas of fluorescence, diffraction, polarization, scattering and virtual microscopy.

9. Optics for Kids Rated: 4/5 by physics.org users

Optics for Kids

With a series of questions and answers the site takes the user from basic light principles to lenses in glasses and telescopes, and lasers. There are useful links and an optics glossary.

10. Mirrors, Lenses and Your Eyes Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

Mirrors, Lenses and Your Eyes

How the concave or convex lenses in your glasses correct near or far sightedness.



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