mSTEAM modules about photonics

ICFO partners with mSchools to develop classroom activities that spark interest in the potential of photonics by using mobile phones as a useful instruments to understand the world.

The new modules about photonics are already available on the mSTEAM platform: more than 20 hours of free activities and experiments that will enable educators to teach key concepts about photonics to students from primary and secondary schools.

See below a short description of the modules.

In collaboration with:

SEEING THE LIGHT

Ages 13-16

Studying how light interacts with matter, and how a substance can absorb, or emit light depending on the circumstances, can help us understand what the Universe is and how it works. In this teaching unit students will build their own spectrometers using their mobile phones to observe the light spectra emitted by different objects, therefore discovering their physical and chemical properties. This is how we can determine the chemical composition of starts situated thousands of light years away!

 

DIVERTING LIGHT

Ages 9-12

Did you know that photonics, the science and technology of light has infinite applications? Light not only allows us to see everything around us, but actually to see better if we divert light, to see things better- like with glasses, or to magnify small objects- like with a microscope, amongst others.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

Treballs de recerca – First research project

Discover how ICFO can help you with your project: there are many opportunities waiting for you! Do you want to investigate light and its properties? Look at all the opportunities we offer you: there must be one that you like! Don't forget that you can present your...

read more

Young Photonics Congress

A scientific meeting point for young students ICFO annually organizes the Young Photonics Congress, a meeting point for young students that makes them live the experience of a scientific congress where the spotlight is on them. Students can explain their work to other...

read more

Books and stories

Creating publications for different audiences ICFO reaches out to all ages through books and other publications that aim at immersing readers in the fascinating world of photonics.   FROM THE BIG BANG TO LASER EXPLORERS IN SPACE lluminado and Lucilda is a series...

read more

Contests

Science through other disciplines ICFO creates multidisciplinary contests that encourage participants to get inmersed in the fascinating world of science and photonics through literature, music and the audiovisual arts. Light on the Waves integrates science,...

read more

Exhibitions

Informative panels, posters and interactive installations to bring science and photonics closer to society ICFO creates exhibitions in different formats about Photonics and its applications, conceived and designed to capture attention, raise interest and increase the...

read more

Magic Shows for Light Explorers

Learning about photonics in a magical way Light, its nature and its properties are as amazing as they are useful. In our daily life, the things we do, the objects we use, how we generate and harness energy, the way we communicate and how we take care of our health,...

read more

ICFO in fairs and other big events

ICFO participates in science and technology fairs, congresses and other events organized by other organizations with the aim of expanding the reach of our outreach efforts. We create hand-on activities, workshops and intearctive stands and give talks that bring a...

read more

Challenges to leveraging innovation

ICFO organizes photonics challenges to promote the opportunities that photonics pose to innovation ICFO creates challenges that give participants the chance to use their own creativity to design, build and test solutions that integrate photonics. These projects are...

read more

Workshops: putting photonics to work

Hands on activities customized for target audiences ICFO creates workshops around different STEM topics underlying photonics for different age groups. These hands on activities enable participants to learn about photonics in fun ways. They vary in content and format...

read more

Guided visits to ICFO

A scientific meeting point for young students ICFO opens its door to interested people, who can visit ICFO's facilities. Visitors will discover the latest advances in the field of photonics developed at ICFO, they will acquire interesting information about the physics...

read more
Share This