Materials Developed by the PHOTON Projects (1995-2010) with grants from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education program
THE COMPLETE LIST OF PBL CHALLENGES contains many that were developed with the optics/photonics industry.
Problem Based Learning Challenges in Photonics (PBL Projects page) Problem Based Learning (PBL) is an educational method that engages students in
THE LIGHT-INTRODUCTION TO OPTICS AND PHOTONICS TEXTBOOK is a 15 chapter algebra/trig based text published by Laurin Publishing (Pittsfield, MA)
THE PHOTON2 LAB KIT
(PDF) A complete laboratory kit with industry-quality components and mounts as well as educational optics. The kit is no longer available (although individual items may be purchased from suppliers), but the components are listed here for reference.
TEACHERS’ MANUAL FOR PHOTON2 LAB KIT EXPERIMENT (PDF)This
Enriching Math with Optics http://lasertechonline.org/lasertechonline/Math_and_Optics.html
These lessons were developed with outreach grants from SPIE, [ www.spie.org] the international society for optics and photonics. Applications of mathematics from middle school through pre-calculus were developed by Judy Donnelly and Matthew Donnelly, Head of the Math Department at St. Bernard School in Montville, CT. Topics vary from geometry (pinhole images) to matrix methods (lens design). Some can be adapted for simple materials.
The PHOTON email listserv is a virtual community of high school and college educators and industry mentors who answer technical questions on optics and photonics science, applications and careers. Postings can include essential teaching materials, useful web links, and information on programs and grants. To sign up for the listserv, or for more information about it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org