The Zeiss Company was founded in Germany over a hundred and fifty years ago when Carl Zeiss began producing some of the first microscopes designed around solid optical theory and physics rather than trial and error. To this day, Zeiss remains one of the most respected names in optics. The company has helped define the state-of-the-art in binoculars, camera lenses, medical imaging, and even the optical instruments that power planetariums.
Go inside a Zeiss facility in Northern Italy for a rare look at the science and technology behind designing, testing and manufacturing lenses for high-end sports performance sunglasses.
Running time 9:55 minutes
Hands-On Math/Science Activity:
Subject: Geometry; Physical Science
Topics: Triangles; Optics
Link: Here’s a simulation you can use to show students how light bends as it moves from one medium into another.
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Flash 9 or greater is required.