Light and Optics
Energy can be transferred as both a particle and a wave.
Recommended forGrade 8
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The Light and Optics course explores the dual nature of light as both a particle and a wave, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of its properties and behaviors. Students will delve into the fundamental principles of waves, investigating the relationships between wavelength, frequency, and energy. The course also explores the fascinating world of light and color, examining the visible spectrum and its role in our perception.
Moreover, students will explore the electromagnetic spectrum, unraveling the diverse range of electromagnetic waves and their applications in various fields. The course delves into the phenomena of reflection and refraction, shedding light on how light interacts with different surfaces and mediums. Students will examine the properties and functions of lenses, both concave and convex, as well as the characteristics of mirrors.
Furthermore, the course provides an in-depth exploration of human vision, including the labels of an eye and the role of light receptors in the retina. Students will gain insights into the functioning of optical instruments such as telescopes, microscopes, and cameras, understanding how they utilize light to enhance our ability to observe and explore the world. The course also touches upon the intriguing topic of optical illusions, exploring the mechanisms behind these phenomena and their impact on human perception.
By the end of this course, students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of the nature of light, its properties as both a particle and a wave, and its interactions with matter. They will have gained knowledge about the visible and electromagnetic spectrums, the principles of reflection and refraction, and the functioning of optical instruments. With this knowledge, students will have a deeper appreciation for the role of light in our daily lives and the fascinating ways it shapes our understanding of the world around us.
Goal Setting Exercise
9 Sets of Slides with notes & activities
9 Exit Tickets - Formative Assessments
60+ Learning Resources
1 Quiz - Summative Assessment
1 Self- Assessment
- Nature of light: as particle and wave
- Properties of waves:
- Relationship between wavelength, frequency, energy
- Light and colour
- The visible spectrum
- The electromagnetic spectrum
- Lenses: concave and convex
- Mirrors: concave and convex
- Human vision
- Labels of an eye
- Light receptors in the retina
- Optical instruments: telescopes, microscopes and cameras
- Vision problems: farsightedness, near sightedness, astigmatism, colourblindness, tunnel vision, macular degeneration
- Optical illusions