Physics and Photography


Explore how cameras and light interact to capture images of events that happen quicker than a blink of an eye. Use mobile device cameras to capture events faster than 1/10,000th of a second and learn how MIT researchers are developing and using new camera technologies to visualize light itself.
Please note: Strobe lights are used in this workshop.


MA Standards

  • 6.MS-PS4-1
  • 6.MS-PS4-2
  • 6.MS-PS4-3
  • 7.MS-PS3-2
  • HS-PS4-1
  • HS-PS4-3
  • HS-PS4-5


Science and Engineering Practices

  • Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering).
  • Developing and using models.
  • Planning and carrying out investigations.
  • Analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering).
  • Engaging in argument from evidence.
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.


Next Generation Science Standards

  • MS-PS4-1
  • HS-PS4-3