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 OBSCURAWe 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.