Who is this class for: This course is designed for middle-school and high-school science teachers, but anyone interested in learning and teaching about light is welcome.

Created by:  Exploratorium

  • Zeke Kossover

    Taught by:  Zeke Kossover, Teacher in Residence

    Exploratorium Teacher Institute

  • Paul Doherty, PhD

    Taught by:  Paul Doherty, PhD, Senior Staff Scientist

    Teacher Institute

  • Eric Muller

    Taught by:  Eric Muller, Senior Science Educator

    Exploratorium Teacher Institute
Commitment4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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How It Works

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker. For more than forty years, we’ve built creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning. We use the same tools and approaches to design compelling professional development programs for teachers ranging from novice to expert, elementary to high school, and formal and informal, in fields of science, math, and engineering. To date the Exploratorium has provided in-depth, multi-year programming to thousands of educators from over 450 school districts in 47 states and in many different countries.
Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 22 ratings

Sir , I really appreciate your work. I am the biggest lover of light waves although I am in 8 class. I have go to know many things about light which I didn't knew. Please continue making other light courses

The teachers made the course really interesting an

Excellent course, I love it!, it has been very useful for my carries as a Lighting Designer to understand the light and how it Works, which let me do better designs for theater and concerts.

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