Optical phenomena occur around us so frequently that it might be possible to see optics playing a role in any subject we can think of. Modern technology uses lots of optics. Optics are found at the movies, in our CD players, cameras, and telephones. But what if we picked a bland subject like ... paper, for instance! How much do optics and paper really have in common? Here is my analysis, demonstrated by way of some fun experiments to expose kids to the world of paper optics!
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