The Giant Camera Obscura


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Students will be amazed how light is projected inside a camera
when the classroom (or any room) is made in to a giant camera
obscura.  This lesson will teach students about the physics of
light, how aperture size effects focus, how focal distances effect
the size and intensity of an image and how this invention was used
in art and as entertainment in history.  Students will see
images and movement outside the classroom turned upside down in
living color on a wall, ceiling, screen, poster board and paper.
Options to this lesson could include putting butcher paper on a
wall, projecting the image and having students draw the image on to
the paper and colorize the next day or two.  This is a great
science lesson for the physics of light, photography lesson and art


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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 10 to 12