Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

FREEPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL MAKES CAMERA OBSCURAS


Using oatmeal boxes and special lenses the students assembled the cameras and checked them out at the window due to the rain outside. 

PINHOLE CAMERAS AND CAMERA OBSCURA
We explore the properties of light and optics.  We examine what happens when light passes through a very small hole.  We discuss what a lens is and what it does to light, whether it is in your eye or in a camera.  The students then build simple imaging systems (camera obscura) out of oatmeal boxes, lenses, and viewing screens.  These are miniature devices similar to the chambers used by 17th-century artists, such as Johannes Vermeer, as drawing aids. The students are allowed to take their cameras home.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

EDGECOMB EDDY SCHOOL RACES MOUSE-TRAP CARS


After learning about energy and building the mouse-trap cars, the student enjoyed racing them.