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Description:

This is a classroom lab for grades 6-12 designed to allow students to compare the action of a pinhole camera and a lens camera. It gives directions for setting up a carbon filament lamp as the light source, plus technical tips provided by a physicist for getting best results. Required materials include a +7D lens and the pinhole camera itself, which can be constructed by students (see below for link). This item is part of a much larger collection of physics/astronomy experiments, sponsored by the UK's Institute of Physics and funded by the Nuffield Curriculum Centre. SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE for a link to detailed instructions for building the pinhole camera box.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,practical physics,Mathematics,pinhole,ray model,General,Pinhole,Optics,experiment,ray optics,Curriculum Development,Physics,Informal Education,activities,Geometrical Optics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20090605214112143T,curriculum,Middle School,labs,visible light,high school labs,light,hands-on,Education Practices,Engineering,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,pinhole camera,Education,lenses

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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