Youth Education

Video Library



Youth Education

Education outreach is one of the most important and significant ways OSA and its members support local communities and inspire tomorrow's young scientists. OSA offers a variety of educator resources, including instructional classroom videos.


Video Title/Description
EDAY 2013: Active Learning in Light and Optics by David Sokoloff

The 2013 EDAY - Active Learning in Light and Optics: Optics Magic Tricks and Interactive Lecture Demonstrations Guide featuring David Sokoloff.


EDAY 2013 Presentation

NEBHE Explorations: Polarized Light Art

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), with grant funding from OSA, presents "Explorations," an education video series. Polarized Light Art - Make colorful art using clear cellophane tape and a pair of polarizing filters.


Explorations Teacher Resources (PDF)

NEBHE Explorations: UV & Sunscreen

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), with grant funding from OSA, presents "Explorations," an education video series. UV & Sunscreen - Can clothing protect skin from ultraviolet rays? Are some kinds of fabric better at UV blocking?


Explorations Teacher Resources (PDF)

NEBHE Explorations: Fluorescence and Phosphorescence

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), with grant funding from OSA, presents "Explorations," an education video series. Both fluorescence and phosphorescence result from atoms releasing energy in the form of light. What is the difference?


Explorations Teacher Resources (PDF)

NEBHE Explorations: Refraction

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), with grant funding from OSA, presents "Explorations," an education video series. Refraction - Learn about refraction and how lenses work using this common sweet dessert.


Explorations Teacher Resources (PDF)

NEBHE Explorations: What Color Is That?

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), with grant funding from OSA, presents "Explorations," an education video series. What Color Is That? - Why is a tomato red? With the right lighting can you turn a tomato into a plum.


Explorations Teacher Resources (PDF)

NEBHE Explorations: Magic Lens

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), with grant funding from OSA, presents "Explorations," an education video series. Magic Lens- Can a lens that is wider in the center than at the edges cause light rays to diverge? This magic lens can!


Explorations Teacher Resources (PDF)

NEBHE Explorations: Disappearing Beaker

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), with grant funding from OSA, presents "Explorations," an education video series. The Disappearing Beaker - You can make solid glass disappear with this "magic" fluid.


Explorations Teacher Resources (PDF)

NEBHE Explorations: The Magic Box

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), with grant funding from OSA, presents "Explorations," an education video series. The Magic Box - You can put your hand through a "solid" wall if you know how to put physics to work.


Explorations Teacher Resources (PDF)

NEBHE Explorations: Hit the Target

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), with grant funding from OSA, presents "Explorations," an education video series. Hit the Target - Learn the law of reflection and then test your skill with a laser mirror challenge!


Explorations Teacher Resources (PDF)

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