Overview

This camp will cover what light is, how it interacts with materials and how that makes it look a certain way! And, we might even branch out very briefly into the light on the edge of our vision (UV and Infrared).

Topics:

  • Light (EM radiation); what is it? And how much of it (what colors) can we see?
  • What happens to light when it finds materials? (e.g., reflection, refraction, transmission, scattering)
  • What material qualities control what happens to the light and why?
  • We will do some measurements and tests with light to see what happens when it interacts with materials to see what it looks like and why.

And, don’t worry – you don’t have to be a physicist to do this; we will explain stuff without equations!!! You just have to be someone who wants to know “why?”

Activities:

When not in classes, campers have lots of fun participating in a variety of recreational activities. Planned activities include indoor and outdoor games, hikes and movies, possible planned trips to the Equestrian Center, Foster Lake, and social gatherings at a local coffee house. There is also a farewell party on the last night of camp.

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