INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FUNDED PROJECT

FOR THE COURSE

THE WORLD OF LIGHT AND COLOR

The following materials describe a series of hands-on activities used in our NSF-funded course A WORLD OF LIGHT AND COLOR.

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   Activity 1: Rainbow Colors -Predictions Sheet
   Activity 1: Rainbow Colors -Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 1: Rainbow Colors -Results  Sheet
  
   Activity 2: Beyond The Visible? -Predictions Sheet
   Activity 2: Beyond The Visible? -Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 2: Beyond The Visible? -Results Sheet
   
   Activity 3: How Do Colors Mix? -Predictions Sheet
   Activity 3: How Do Colors Mix? -Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 3: How Do Colors Mix? -Results Sheet
   
   Activity 4: How Do Colors Mix?- Part 2 -Predictions Sheet
   Activity 4: How Do Colors Mix?- Part 2- Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 4: How Do Colors Mix? -Part 2- Results Sheet
   
   Activity 5: Shadows - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 5: Shadows - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 5: Shadows - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 6: The Inverse-square Law - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 6: The Inverse square Law - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 6: The Inverse square Law- Results Sheet
   
   Activity 7: Reflection from Surfaces-Predictions
   Activity 7: Reflection from Surfaces-Preparatory
   Activity 7: Reflection from Surfaces-Results
   
   Activity 8: Image Formation from a Flat Mirror - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 8: Image Formation from a Flat Mirror- Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 8: Image Formation from a Flat Mirror - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 9: Reflection From a Curved Mirror - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 9: Reflection From a Curved Mirror - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 9: Reflection From a Curved Mirror - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 10: Image Formation From a Curved Mirror - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 10: Image Formation From a Curved Mirror - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 11: Refraction of Light - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 11: Refraction of Light - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 11: Refraction of Light - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 12: Total Internal Reflection of Light - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 12: Total Internal reflection of Light - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 12: Total Internal reflection of Light - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 13: Fiber Optics- Predictions and Results Sheet
   
   Activity 14: Light Refracted by a Lens - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 14: Light Refracted by a Lens - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 14: Light Refracted by a Lens - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 15: Image Formation by a Lens - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 15: Image Formation by a Lens - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 16: Image Formation by a Lens-II - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 16: Image Formation by a Lens-II - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 16: Image Formation by a  Lens II - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 17: Reflection From a Curved Mirror - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 18: Rainbows and Why the Sky is Blue - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 18: Rainbows and Why the Sky is Blue - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 19: Reflection and Superposition of Waves - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 19: Reflection and Superposition of Waves - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 19: Reflection and Superposition of Waves - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 20: Thin Film Interference - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 20: Thin Film Interference - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 20: Thin Film Interference - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 21: Standing Waves (Part 1) - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 21: Standing Waves (Part 1) - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 21: Standing Waves (Part 1) - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 22: Standing Waves (Part 2) - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 23: Diffraction - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 23: Diffraction - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 23: Diffraction - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 24: Single Slit Interference Patterns- Predictions Sheet
   Activity 24: Single Slit Interference Patterns- Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 24: Single Slit Interference Patterns- Results Sheet
   
   Activity 25: Double Slit Interference Patterns - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 25: Double Slit Interference Patterns- Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 25: Double Slit Interference Patterns- Results Sheet
   
   Activity 26: Polarization of Light - Predictions Sheet
   Activity 26: Polarization of Light - Preparatory Sheet
   Activity 26: Polarization of Light - Results Sheet
   
   Activity 27: Identification of Minerals Using UV Light - Results Sheet
   


Contact Information: Dr. Apollo Mian, Chair
Department of Physics
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-857-2483
Fax: 410-386-4624
E-mail: smian@mcdaniel.edu