I've been asked to do a short series in a secondary school on "Photo science". Victim age 11-14.
Group size may be 20, but they can work in pairs or groups.
6 x 1 hour slots. Format variable , but approximately:
- A few Powerpoint screens showing theory on the science and/or what the camera's going to do.
- "One I prepared earlier"
- A demo
- Have a go.
Some will have medium cameras, others only mobile phones.
Close-up /Macro photography will feature significantly I'm sure.
(I could lend some cameras, or have a couple on tripods. Come to think of it, I have about 10 digital cameras.)
I shall steal Brian's soap-film idea. Once we've got the boring old science out of the way they can have fun with coat hangers and bubbles.
Suggestions for sessions would be welcome. I have a bunch of ideas, but won't suggest now because that may steer.
I'll be able to borrow some standard school equipment, but we'll need to buy some things. Budget for all material is fairly low - some can't afford to pay.
We have Overhead projector, Smart Screen, Whiteboard, simple micropscopes, USB microscope.
Perhaps we can collaborate with knowledge/experience in this thread. Ideas evolve.. ?
(If anyone has a number of unwanted optical items, please pm me, we'll need multiples of some things.)