Cameras Teacher Resources

Find Cameras lesson plans and worksheets
Showing 1 - 24 of 3,182 resources
Lesson Planet

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...
1:33
Lesson Planet

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!
9:06
Lesson Planet

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....
1:39
Lesson Planet

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....
3:20
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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....
5:51
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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.
Lesson Planet

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. 
Lesson Planet

Make a Pinhole Camera

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the ability of light to project images by making and using a pinhole camera.
4:57
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Taking Picture Using a Pinhole Camera

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders produce a lithographic negative from a pinhole camera and solve problems if light leaks appear on the negative. They are able to describe and use lab safety procedures presented in class.
Lesson Planet

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.
Lesson Planet

Flip Camera Lesson: Louisiana Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research and present information about Louisiana animal adaptations. In this animal adaptation and video camera lesson, students choose an animal from a teacher prepared list. They use the Internet to find five adaptations which...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Manipulating Light

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young art historians create simple cameras to understand how artists use and manipulate light to capture images in photographs. Using a variety of everyday materials, they build the cameras to study the ways light can be manipulated in...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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.
Lesson Planet

Security Camera

For Students 6th Standards
Only you can prevent shoplifting. Class members use a given floor plan to investigate the placement of a security camera. They must incorporate knowledge of area and percents to complete the task.
Lesson Planet

The 35mm Camera Lesson

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the 35mm camera. They discuss and identify the various parts and characteristics of the 35 mm camera. Students examine the two aspects of a 35 mm camera that control the light.
Lesson Planet

4-H Photography Advanced Activity Pages

For Students 6th - 8th
Three pages of photography activities will help your 4-H members work on the advanced life skill of "Communicating." Activities include a checklist of projects, a timeline of the history of the camera, a graphic organizer for reflection,...

Browse by Subject


Cameras