5. Glowing Up with Optics
Through covering phosphors, or substances that emit light when exposed to radiation, by using The Optical Society of America’s “Why Do Things Glow in the Dark?” exercise, teachers can show students the process through which energy is processed into light.
Using optics activities will help students understand one aspect of physics. To explore more physics theories, use project-based learning activities to easily illustrate concepts that might be a bit challenging for students to grasp. While teaching students about these concepts through optics activities, be sure to share with them the careers in this field that are outlined in STEM Job‘s Late Spring 2018 issue!