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Physical Sciences


Optics is the term used to describe when light is manipulated by objects such as Lenses and Mirrors, allowing us to understand and interpret the world around us. Learn to differentiate between Reflection and Refraction by understanding the core aspects represented in each concept. By distinguishing Light and Color, you will attain a comprehensive understanding of how the science of Optics is studied and interpreted. As a basic topic, the knowledge achieved in this course can be applied to many different areas of specialization within the Sciences Department.

Next Generation Science Standards-Aligned Tutorials and Pathways

We want to make it simple for you to begin integrating Next Generation Science-Aligned Lessons into your classroom. Our Science Pathways feature in-depth, relevant content that aligns to these new standards. As an added benefit, these Pathways use Sophia’s Many Ways To Learn, an innovative approach that features multiple instructors and teaching techniques to connect with all kinds of learning styles.

Pathways that Teach Optics

Pathways are a sequence of tutorials that help you learn a whole subject area, one concept at a time. Choose from multiple teachers and teaching styles.
Optics Pathway
Concepts: 4
Quiz Points: 60