Workshop 1. Shine and Shadow
Light is a form of energy that affects
all facets of our lives. In this workshop we will explore how light travels
and how shadows are formed.
Workshop 2. Laws of Light
Light energy has predictable properties
when it interacts with matter. In this workshop we will investigate the
absorption, reflection, and refraction of light.
Workshop 3. Pigments, Paint, and Printing
The colors that surround
us provide a rich visual experience. In this workshop we will investigate
the effects of mixing colors of light and colors of pigment.
Workshop 4. Color, Cones, and Corneas
Humans are able to see objects
when light energy enters the eye. In this workshop we will investigate
human vision and the perception of color.
Workshop 5. Sunlight to Starch
Green plants convert light energy
into chemical energy. In this workshop we will examine green plants grown
with and without light and discover how they use light energy to produce
food in the process known as photosynthesis.
Workshop 6. Energy and Ecosystems
The food made by plants
is a source of energy for other organisms living in ecosystems. In this
workshop we will investigate the flow of energy from plants to animals
as we construct food webs and energy pyramids.
Workshop 7. Sun and Seasons
Light energy from the Sun is
absorbed all over the Earth. In this workshop we will examine how the
transformed energy heats the Earth unevenly, causing seasons.
Workshop 8. Wind and Weather
Storms, fronts, and other atmospheric
phenomena derive energy from sunlight striking the Earth's surface. In
this workshop we will investigate mechanisms that set the air in motion
and cause weather.