Light and Photonics in the Classroom: New Educational Activities E-book Released

The International Year of Light in Europe 2015 Project (LIGHT2015), together with Universe Awareness, releases the e-book 100 educational activities about Light and Photonics. This e-book comprises a list of 100 educational activities about the wonders of light and photonics, curated for the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015).

An important aspect of the IYL 2015 is the educational added value of Light and Photonics to empower teachers and students around the world. Optics and photonics activities get students excited about science, and for teachers these activities are a great way to explain physical concepts through engaging hands-on activities.

The e-book 100 educational activities about Light and Photonics is a freely available resource for teachers to be used all around the world. The list of activities consists of educational activities for children 6 years and older and includes material developed by Opticks4Kids,, the Optical SocietyTeachEngineering and Universe Awareness, among others. The e-book is available as an Open Educational Resource and the source file is available for translations and adaptations.

All activities have been curated by Silvia Simionato and Pedro Russo from the Universe Awareness Programme (UNAWE) based at Leiden University (the Netherlands) within the framework of The International Year of Light in Europe 2015 Project (LIGHT2015).

You can download the 100 educational activities about Light and Photonics e-book on the LIGHT2015 website:

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