Rochester City School District Science Teacher Diane Eagles (RCSD School #46) was inspired by the International Year of Light posters at the Rochester Airport and decided to do a photonics project with her Optics class.
Eagles gave her students a working definition of Photonics:
“Photonics is the science of light: the technology of generating, controlling and detecting light waves and photons, which are particles of light.”
She then divided them into groups and conducted several experiments and demonstrations analyzing the characteristics and properties of light. The posters highlight the properties and uses of light in relation to reflection, refraction, shadows, moon phases, a spectroscope, translucent, transparent, and opaque objects.