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Optics - Light, Color, and Their Uses
An Educator's Guide with Activities in Science and Mathematics

This NASA educator's guide contains activities for grades K-12 in Science and Math. It has color and light activities using lenses, prisms, hidden messages, periscopes, and kaleidoscopes.

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Download the entire Optics - Light, Color, and Their Uses (98 pages - 2.5 MB) or download the sections you want below...

Introductory Materials (920 K)

  • Cover
  • Title Pages
  • Acknowledgments
  • On the Cover
  • NASA Projects, MSFC, Optics

Classroom Activities Listing (56 K)

Table of Contents (96 K)

National Mathematics and Science Standards (76 K)

Introduction to Light and Color (76 K)

Introduction to Mirors and Lenses (156 K)


Teachers' Resource Materials


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Last modified by Nathan Smith - 18 July 2002