SME Light Winter 2000 Laboratory 3
Week of Feb 8th, 2000
Activity 1: Symmetry and You Take a picture of your face and transfer it to your web page using the digital cameral and image processing equipment in the lab. Re-make the picture using first the right half of your face and its mirror image. Then re-make the picture using the left half and its mirror image. Save the picture in JPEG format--you will be transferring this to the web in Activity 3. The instructions for this part are by the computer with the digital camera.
Bonus Activity: Ambigrams Play with the "ambigrams" at http://Ambigram.Matic.com/ambigram.htm. Ambigram your favorite word and put the image on your web page.
How many letter pairs did the designers need to make into ambigrams in order to make this site work?
Activity 2: Polarimetry For this activity, you will view the rotation of plane polarized light by Karo Syrup through a polarimeter. Karo Syrup is simply corn syrup and happens to rotate light fairly well. Go to the polarimeter station and follow the design instructions you will find there.
Activity 3: Setting up for the project.
First, read through the project description handout with your group, and decide what project you are going to do. Agree on a tentative title for your project and write a one-paragraph description of it.