PPT - Light, Optics, the Eye and Vision + Student Notes

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A comprehensive 70-slide PPT product (with 10 pages of Summary Notes) that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on light, optics and the human eye. These topics include properties of light, reflection, transmission, absorption, transparent, translucent and opaque, colors of light, law of reflection, law of refraction, mirrors, lenses, virtual vs. real images, and focal point. This PPT also includes a bonus section on human eye anatomy and how its structure aids in the process of vision.

PPT Contents:

Part 1: Properties of Light

  • What is light?
  • Properties of light
  • Energy
  • Rays
  • Photons
  • Shadows
  • Speed of Light
  • Luminous vs. non-luminous objects
  • Reflection, transmission, and absorption

Part 2: Reflection, Transmission, and Absorption

  • Reflection
  • Transmission
  • Absorption
  • Transparent, translucent and opaque
  • Spectrum of light
  • Primary and secondary colors of light (additive theory)
  • How we see colors
  • Color filters

Part 3: Optics - Mirrors and Lenses (Optics)

  • Law of reflection
  • Mediums
  • Concave vs. convex lenses
  • Law of refraction
  • Refractive indices
  • Plane vs. virtual images
  • Focal point (differences between different lenses)

Part 4: The Eye and Vision

  • Eye structure and function
  • Lens
  • Retina
  • Rods and cones
  • Fovea
  • Optic nerve and optic cortex
  • Near-sightedness
  • Far-sightedness
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma

NEW! Includes Student Summary Notes Document

  • This PPT now includes a 5-page student summary notes document with a corresponding 5-page answer key for teachers.
  • Summary notes feature questions directly tied to each slide in order, and include fill in the blanks questions as well as diagram labeling.
  • Summary Notes come in 2 formats: a static PDF document and fully-editable WORD document

PPT Downloadable in 2 Formats:

  • This product comes in 2 formats: a static PDF document and fully-editable PPTX document
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Relevant NGSS Disciplinary Core Idea(s) Addressed by This Product:


Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications - Wave Properties


Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications - Electromagnetic Radiation


Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes - Structure and Function

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UNIT BUNDLE - Waves, Sound and Light

Part 1: Mechanical Waves, Sound and Hearing

PPT - Mechanical Waves (With Summary Notes)

PPT - Sound Waves & Hearing (With Summary Notes)

Unit Overview & Key Words - Mechanical Waves & Sound

WS - What are Waves

WS - Properties of Waves

WS - Sound and Sound Waves

WS - What is Music

WS - Ear Anatomy: Structure and Function

LAB - The Pendulum

LAB - Wave Properties

LAB - Sound Waves, Loudness and Pitch

QUIZ - Waves and Wave Properties

QUIZ - Sound and Music

QUIZ - Ear Structure and Function

UNIT REVIEW - Mechanical Waves, Sound and Hearing

TEST - Mechanical Waves, Sound and Hearing

Part 2: Electromagnetic Waves, Light and Vision

PPT - Electromagnetic Waves (With Summary Notes)

PPT - Light, Optics & Vision (With Summary Notes)

Unit Overview & Key Words - Electromagnetic Waves & Light

WS - Electromagnetic Waves and the EM Spectrum

WS - What is Light

WS - Properties of Light

WS - Light and Color

WS - Reflection and Mirrors

WS - Refraction and Lenses

WS - Eye Anatomy: Structure and Function

LAB - Objects in Colored Light

LAB - Law of Reflection

LAB - Looking at Mirrors

LAB - Looking at Lenses

QUIZ - Electromagnetic Waves and the EM Spectrum

QUIZ - Light and Light Properties

QUIZ - Light and Color

QUIZ - Mirrors and Lenses

QUIZ - Eye Structure and Function

UNIT REVIEW - Electromagnetic Waves, Light and Optics

TEST - Electromagnetic Waves, Light and Optics

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. Emphasis is on functions at the organism system level such as nutrient uptake, water delivery, and organism movement in response to neural stimuli. An example of an interacting system could be an artery depending on the proper function of elastic tissue and smooth muscle to regulate and deliver the proper amount of blood within the circulatory system. Assessment does not include interactions and functions at the molecular or chemical reaction level.
Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave. Emphasis is on describing waves with both qualitative and quantitative thinking. Assessment does not include electromagnetic waves and is limited to standard repeating waves.
Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. Emphasis is on both light and mechanical waves. Examples of models could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions. Assessment is limited to qualitative applications pertaining to light and mechanical waves.


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