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This is a Camera

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
What is the difference between a regular camera and a television camera? Watch this video to learn about the different parts of a television camera. What a great demonstration!
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Make a Pinhole Camera

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce your class to photography by asking them to construct their own pinhole cameras. After putting together their own devices, pupils take and develop pictures and analyze the results. The plan provides step-by-step instructions...
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The Camera Obscura

For Teachers 7th - 9th
You can create a camera with even the most unassuming materials. Learners view photographs and talk about the art. Some background information is included about the camera obscura for you to present before individuals make their own...
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Dissecting The Camera

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
An episode of a film history playlist looks at camera technology and the roles of the various operators. The narrator presents an overview of different types of film camera lenses, apertures, shutter speed, frame rates, ISO, and codex....
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Camera Angles: The Case of the Missing Highlighter

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Watch and learn all about camera angles, what they mean, and how they help covey emotion and point of view. A short film is used to demonstrate four different camera angles, each scene is cut to reveille a fact about the angle just seen....
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Police Body Cameras

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should police officers wear body cameras? Scholars consider the question as they use the resource to conduct independent research about the debate topic. They read a brief background and peruse the main pros and cons about the issue....
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What Cameras See That Our Eyes Don't

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Cameras are amazing tools that enhance the way we see the world. From capturing time-lapse footage of seeds sprouting or seasons changing, to high-speed photography showing a bullet crashing through its target, cameras allow us to see...
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Create a Milk Carton Camera to Observe the Eclipse!

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Step aside, fancy glasses... it's time to create a solar eclipse viewing camera of your own using nothing more than a milk carton. 
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How Much Is That Camera in the Window?

For Teachers K - 4th
Students classify cameras by type and price. Analyzing newspaper ads, magazines, and catalogs, students compare kinds and brands of cameras. Excellent links and resources are also provided.
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Eye vs Camera

For Students 9th - 12th
An informative video begins with explaining the parts and functions of each part of the eye. Then, it makes a comparison to the way a camera works.
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Make a Pinhole Camera

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
With a little light and a lot of time, you can create some amazing images. This NASA-related task instructs pupils to build a pinhole camera. The lesson provides suggestions for different pictures to try with the pinhole camera and...
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Speed Cameras

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Do speed cameras help reduce accidents? Scholars investigate this question using a series of spreadsheet activities. Along the way, they learn about randomness, probability, and statistical analysis.
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Could You Replace Your Eye with a Camera?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Eyeballs or cameras—which have the best functions? The video presentations compare the important functions of the eyeball and the camera. As technology changes, cameras become more impressive, but the eyeball still out-functions the...
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Security Camera

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Take an overall view of percentages. Pupils determine whether a shop owner's claim is correct about what percent of his shop is viewable from the installed security camera. Learners try to find whether there is a better location for the...
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Lights, Camera, Action!

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore various images and recognize that in order to make a visible image using a camera or using our eye, light is required. In small groups, they observe how the eyes respond to changes in light and record their observations...
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5 Broken Cameras: How Storytellers Shape the Story

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
5 Broken Cameras, the award-winning documentary nominated for a 2013 Academy Award and winner of the Sundance 2012 Directors Award is the focus of a resource packet that includes a lesson plan, discussion guide, reading lists, background...
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Camera Shots

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Understanding how visual codes such as long-shots, close-ups, and camera angles affect meaning helps prepare young filmmakers to plan their own productions. The concepts embedded could also be used to analyze photographs and paintings.
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Lights, Camera...Ticket...2

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students research the pros and cons of traffic light cameras that generate tickets and interview local city officials to see if they have considered this for the community. Students then prepare a panel to present the advantages and...
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Eye vs. Camera

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Take a look at the human eye through a different lens with this fun instructional video. Drawing the comparison between eyes and cameras, this resource helps young biologists better understand the anatomy and function of these...
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Security Cameras

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Catch them in the act of problem solving! Young scholars become security personnel for the day as they use their geometry skills to determine the best placement for security cameras. Given rooms of different shapes, learners must...
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Fastest Animals on Earth in Slow Motion - Animal Camera

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Watch this video for your chance to see some of the fastest animals on Earth in slow motion. The hydromante salamander is showcased for its fast tongue and the mantis shrimp for its fast and strong punch. With the help of slow motion...
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Optical Instruments

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students identify the parts of a human eye.  In this eye lesson students compare a human eye to the lenses of a camera and explain what a hologram is.
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Security Camera

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A different-than-normal problem that allows learners to practice their reasoning to find an answer. The problem bases itself off a graph drawing of a store that needs to install security cameras. The challenge is to find which placement...
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Optimizing Coverage: Security Cameras

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Are you being watched? Class members determine where to place security cameras protecting a shop. They then evaluate their own and several provided solutions.

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