Optics for Kids

Understanding the science and engineering of optics

The Science of Light and the Engineering Behind Optics

By Bruce Irving, Optical Solutions Group, Synopsys

Hi, kids! Learn some fun and interesting things about OPTICS here. Optics is the science of LIGHT, and one of the most important fields of PHYSICS.

Also, who are scientists and engineers? How do they see light? With their eyes? Yes, actually - but in other ways, too.

Click on the topics above to start learning!

Parents and Teachers: Please note also that we do not sell lenses or other optical "hardware" for experiments.

Some activities may require Macromedia Flash, Java, or Adobe Reader (to read PDFs) to work.

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