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Light Fantastic: the Science of Colour *suitable for home teaching*

Light fantastic is the Institute of Physics Schools and Colleges Lecture that was presented during 2007. The hour-long lecture is aimed at students aged 14 to 16 years but will also be of interest to older students. The lecture illustrates the importance of light and colour. From observing and understanding the universe in astronomy to diagnosis and treatment in medicine. It looks at the basic concepts of light and colour and shows how technology is making the most of light's astonishing properties. The show includes demonstrations and movie clips which help to explore the characteristics of electromagnetic radiation.

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