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#### Make a Pinhole Camera

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce your class to photography by asking them to construct their own pinhole cameras. After putting together their own devices, pupils take and develop pictures and analyze the results. The plan provides step-by-step instructions...
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#### The Camera Obscura

For Teachers 7th - 9th
You can create a camera with even the most unassuming materials. Learners view photographs and talk about the art. Some background information is included about the camera obscura for you to present before individuals make their own...
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Bowland

#### Speed Cameras

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Do speed cameras help reduce accidents? Scholars investigate this question using a series of spreadsheet activities. Along the way, they learn about randomness, probability, and statistical analysis.
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#### Lights, Camera, Action!

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners explore various images and recognize that in order to make a visible image using a camera or using our eye, light is required. In small groups, they observe how the eyes respond to changes in light and record their observations...
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#### 5 Broken Cameras: How Storytellers Shape the Story

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
5 Broken Cameras, the award-winning documentary nominated for a 2013 Academy Award and winner of the Sundance 2012 Directors Award is the focus of a resource packet that includes a lesson plan, discussion guide, reading lists, background...
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Illustrative Mathematics

#### Security Camera

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A different-than-normal problem that allows learners to practice their reasoning to find an answer. The problem bases itself off a graph drawing of a store that needs to install security cameras. The challenge is to find which placement...
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Mathematics Assessment Project

#### Optimizing Coverage: Security Cameras

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Are you being watched? Class members determine where to place security cameras protecting a shop. They then evaluate their own and several provided solutions.
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#### Making a Pinhole Camera

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students participate in a number of activities in order to study the history of photography and to examine the workings of a pinhole camera.
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#### Lights, Camera....Ticket

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Using a variety of linked sites, students gather information about the pros and cons of traffic light cameras generating tickets. Students are encouraged to interview city officials. They prepare a presentation, and decide for themselves...
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#### Flip Camera Lesson: Louisiana Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research and present information about Louisiana animal adaptations. In this animal adaptation and video camera lesson, students choose an animal from a teacher prepared list. They use the Internet to find five adaptations which...
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#### Turning a Room into a Camera Obscura

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students and teacher begin a discussion about photography and look at the images listed using the questions provided to guide the discussion. They then create a camera obscura in the classroom and experience how many images are affected...
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Deliberating in a Democracy

#### Surveillance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Big Brother is always watching you! Scholars analyze the impact security cameras have on the legal system in a democracy. Primary documentation, case studies, and video clips investigate the use of video in prosecution and provide an...
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#### Capturing Light: The Science of Photography

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore light, and how it travels in straight path, recognize that light-sensitive chemical processes can be used to create images using light as catalyst, discover that light can be refracted by convex lens to focus camera,...
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#### Body Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take pictures in different settings to demonstrate the importance and influence of body language. In this body language lesson plan, students use a camera and work in groups over a 5 week period.
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#### Reverse Engineer a Camera

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students dismantle and reassemble a camera. In this reverse engineering instructional activity, students work in groups to disassemble a one-time use camera while writing directions for reassembly. Students switch cameras and directions...
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#### W. Eugene Smith: Photojournalism and Compassion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the work of the photojournalist W. Eugene Smith. They analyze photo-essays by Smith, construct a pinhole camera, and create their own photo-essay.
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Science Friday

#### Pinhole Viewer

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Take a peep into optics. Pupils watch a video about a large Polaroid camera before building pinhole viewers. The scholars then create different types of viewers and compare them to determine which provides the best image.
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#### Zoom Out - Terry Winter's "Rhyme"

For Teachers K - 5th
Students predict and draw what a picture would look like if a camera zoomed out on it. In this visual arts lesson, students listen to a reading of Istavan Banyai's, Zoom before looking at an image of "Rhyme" by Terry Winters. They...
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#### Making a Pinhole Camera

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students construct a pinhole camera in order to explain the basic property of the inversion of light. A well-designed and effective lesson.
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For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate how light travels. In this optic science lesson plan, students discover that light travels in a straight line through a laser pointer demonstration. Students also study how pinhole cameras work by considering how...
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#### Light

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars explore light.  In this light wave physics lesson, students construct periscopes, kaleidoscopes, color wheels, and pinhole cameras.  Young scholars observe and record characteristics of light demonstrated through the use...
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#### Lights! Cameras! Action!: Creating a Drama About the Lyme Art Colony

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Discuss the lives of artists in the Lyme Art Colony in the 1900s with this resource. Young historians write and perform a short scene depicting individuals who lived in the Griswold boardinghouse, used by the colony artists. They use the...
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#### Digital Cameras and Symmetry

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students take pictures of shapes and faces they see and draw lines of symmetry in them. In this symmetry lesson plan, students also draw one half of another student's face.
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#### Cameras and Careers

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Applying photography basics they learn for this project, first graders take pictures of an adult at work focusing on the tools used, the work site, and job responsibilities. After making a career book that includes photos and...