The Art and Science of Light

Eli Whitney Museum

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for ages 9-12


2023 Summer Program

Manipulating light and images is certainly fun and exciting. What is the science behind all the amusement and vibrance?

This week you will join us to unearth the ins and outs of light and its properties. Experiment with a giant life-size Camera Obscura and take photos from a Pinhole camera. Use laser light to control a robot. Take it one step further and learn about the elements through light. Combine colored primary additive lights of different wavelengths to create white, the sum of all light, and blended variations. Light will be your source of art, entertainment, and engineering in more ways than you can imagine!

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