HSU Foundation News

Mar 10, 2021

Laser Light Lab Course Starts March 16

The Laser Light Lab is a hands-on STEM weekly class that explores light and color for third through fifth grade young scientists.

The Laser Light Lab is a one hour per week (starts March 16, 2021, and ends May 11, 2021) and held at Hsu Foundation at 709 Anchors Street NW in Fort Walton Beach. The class takes abstract concepts and makes them concrete and visible to young learners taking advantage of the student’s natural curiosity as they learn the concepts, skills and practices of a scientist.

Students will use durable lights, lenses, and mirrors in their light and optics kit which will make teaching and learning the science of reflection, refraction, and color concrete, hands-on and easy to learn! Upon completion of this program, students will accomplish the following next generation science standards (NGSS): Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects in darkness can be seen only when illuminated. (1-PS4-2) Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. (1-PS4-3) Some materials allow light to pass through them, others allow only some light through and other block all the light and create a dark shadow on any surface beyond them, where the light cannot reach. Mirrors can be used to redirect a light beam. (1-PS4-3) Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen. The path that light travels can be traced as straight lines, except at surfaces between different transparent materials (e.g., air and water, air and glass) where the light path bends (MS-PS4-2).

Laser Light course dates held Tuesdays from 3:30pm – 4:30pm:

Mar. 16, 23, 30
Apr. 6, 13, 27
May 4 and 11

You can register for the class here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laser-light-lab-course-tickets-142546294805