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How It Works:
- Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Light Technology chapter with which you need help.
- Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
- Watch fun videos that cover the light technology topics you need to learn or review.
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.
Students will learn:
- How light is generated
- How light transmits information
- To understand Doppler radar
- How telescopes and compound microscopes work
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1. Ways to Produce Light
This lesson will discuss the various ways that we are able to produce light, from campfires to LED bulbs, and how this ability has shaped human society. Take a quiz to test your knowledge.
2. Transferring Information with Light
Learn about how humans communicate using light. Internet, telephone audio, and home cinema signals -- we can do it all with light. Read about the various ways, and then complete a quiz.
3. What is Doppler Radar? - Definition & Uses
Learn how the Doppler effect is used to measure features of moving objects by radar, and how this technique is applied in real life. Complete a quiz on the topic.
4. Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses
The compound light microscope is a useful tool in any biology laboratory. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the parts of a compound microscope, as well as understand the function of each of those parts.
5. How Telescopes Form Images
This lesson will explain to you the fundamental points of how images are formed in refracting and reflecting telescopes as well as why our eyes need telescopes to help us see distant objects.
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Other chapters within the ScienceFusion Sound and Light: Online Textbook Help course
- ScienceFusion Sound and Light Unit 1.1: Waves
- ScienceFusion Sound and Light Unit 1.2: Properties of Waves
- ScienceFusion Sound and Light Unit 2.1: Sound Waves and Hearing
- ScienceFusion Sound and Light Unit 2.2: Interactions of Sound Waves
- ScienceFusion Sound and Light Unit 2.3: Sound Technology
- ScienceFusion Sound and Light Unit 3.1: The Electromagnetic Spectrum
- ScienceFusion Sound and Light Unit 3.2: Interactions of Light
- ScienceFusion Sound and Light Unit 3.3: Mirrors and Lenses
- ScienceFusion Sound and Light Unit 3.4: Light Waves and Sight