Hands-On Optics in an Informal Setting: Science Camps

  title={Hands-On Optics in an Informal Setting: Science Camps},
  author={James W. Moody and Carolyn Peruta and Constance E. Walker and Robert T. Sparks and Stephen M. Pompea and Erin F. C. Dokter},
To expose young children to optical phenomena that build scientific literacy, Hands-On Optics camps provide an ideal way to encourage interest in optics before career choices are developed. Here, we provide an outline of our pedagogical approach for the camps, specific optics activities, strategies for cooperative learning and what worked best in the camp setting.