Light and pinhole cameras

How does photography work? Can you build your own pinhole camera? Videos explaining the science of light and instructions.

Ages
Ages 11-12
Topic
Light
STEM clubs

Resources

  

How does photography work (optional starter video)

Video

Introduces the topic of light and photography (01:11).

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Building a pinhole camera (video)

Video

Guidance on carrying out a pinhole camera practical activity (03:28).

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Pinhole camera plenary (video)

Video

Recap of key learning points, evaluation of pinhole camera activity and more challenges to investigate (02:14).

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The science behind photography video

Video

Explains the science behind photography, including light rays, lenses and photosensitive material (04:16).

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Light and pinhole cameras lesson plan

Lesson idea

Provides guidance on using the light and photography videos in class, and carrying out the practical activity.

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Making a pinhole camera activity sheet

Worksheet

Step-by-step instructions on how to make your own pinhole camera.

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