PEER TEACHING ASSIGNMENT:
Students in groups of 2 (or 1) will study various aspects of an optical device.
TOPICS (pick one):
The eye: normal operation
The eye: corrective procedures (such as eye glasses, laser eye surgery, cataract treatment etc)
Camera (conventional or digital)
Fibre optics *
Flat screen TV
Conventional TV (Cathode Ray Tube or CRT)
other optical device or technology
* I want these topics to be done.
The focus of your study should be: "How does it work?"    . Include the following information:
Structure/construction of device
Sketch showing path of light through device.
How does it work? (in considerable detail, referring specifically to properties of light such
as reflection, refraction, or critical angle)
Problems, special features or latest developments of the device.
THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE TWO ELEMENTS:
VISUAL AID / DISPLAY / PHOTOCOPIED HANDOUT:
This will focus on providing information on the technical aspects of the type of optical device and may include a one-page handout (photocopied for the class) or a labelled poster.   A ray diagram (which you are able to explain) is required.   An actual model or example of your optical device is alway helpful.
This visual display is intended to accompany a brief (5 - 10 minute) "sharing session" involving how the optical device works.   Avoid excessive reading, please!
EXPLANATION IN A "SHARING SESSION:"
This will not be a "presentation" as such, but we will arrange our desks in a circle and we will "share" our major results in a conversational style.   This may take 1 or 2 periods as required.
Click here for group marking sheet.
-Library research:   Monday, April 3
-Sharing session:   Friday, April 7
-Optics Unit Test:   soon!