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Jello Lenses and Lasers by Doug Stephen, IHMC

April 27, 2019

The last Science Saturday of the 2018-19 school year took place on April 27. The topic was “Jello Lenses and Lasers”, presented by Doug Stephen, Research Associate at IHMC. Students learned about basic optics, light, and lenses. They made lenses out of jello, and used lasers to see how light behaved when passing through convex and concave lenses. In a seperate activity, lenses from magnifying glasses and reading glasses were used to simulate a telescope. High school student volunteers assisted. Generous contributions from the Escambia County Sherriff’s Office, Gulf Power, and International Paper helped to make this season of Science Saturdays possible.