Day 2.1 – The Pinhole Camera

Wed. Jan 22, 2014

Physics II started today and the first question I pose to them is “What is Light?”  To begin to explore this concept we set up a pinhole camera.

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“Inside” the pinhole camera setup.  NOTE: there is aluminum foil over the square cutout of the box.  This allows for experimenting with the pinhole (size, shape, location, number, etc.) without ruining the box.

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Pinhole “image” on an opaque screen.

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Students working on observing and experimenting with pinhole cameras.


About bradwysocki

I teach high school Chemistry and Physics using Arizona State University's Modeling Method. The school I teach in is Bloomer HS in Northwest Wisconsin. I've been using the Modeling Method for 7 years now and have just recently begun using Standards Based Grading as a way to assess my students learning.
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