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Nature of Light

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This highly interactive eBook from the National Science Teachers Association provides key information about the properties of light in a clear and concise format that teachers, students, and lovers of science will find engaging and informative. Developed for teachers by teachers, content experts, and pedagogy experts, the Nature of Light enhanced eBook provides detailed explanations of key science concepts, plus self-directed, embedded assessment to allow readers to check their learning. Teaching strategies and other suggestions for the classroom will help teachers better understand student preconceptions and inquiry learning. Students will “light up” when they see the enhanced eBook’s appealing interactive simulations, easy-to-follow text, and visual multimedia—all of which can be used in the classroom to make the science come alive. Topics covered include:
Characteristics of Light – Mirrors, reflection, refraction, diffraction  Light as Waves—Waves, wave behavior, electromagnetic spectrum Light and Color – Prisms, light perception, light filters, light scattering, primary colors What is Light – Waves, photons, emission spectra, absorption spectra
Features: Interactive simulations, animations, videos, hands-on activities

Real World Applications: Lasers, studying space, solar energy, forensic science, studying Earth, weather forecasting, broadcasting, stage lighting, fiber optics, holograms

What's New in Version 1.3

minor fixes


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Nature of Light
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  • $29.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Physics
  • Published: Aug 30, 2013
  • Publisher: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Seller: National Science Teachers Association
  • Print Length: 206 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.3
  • Requirements: This book was designed for iOS and some features may not work as intended with a mouse or trackpad. To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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