This year long programme is a fun, team-based programme created to inspire students to find out more about STEM. It has been designed with the STEM curriculum at the centre covering topics like: vision and light, colours, the sight of animals, how eyes age, visual disabilities, lenses and mirrors, and robots – so there is much in the project that will illustrate how important our sector is.
For example, one session develops the idea that light, eyes, and the brain are all important for us to see. Students will be led through discussion on what light is, examples of light sources, how the human works, a comparison of human and robot eyes and also how lenses and other technology can help people see. They will take part in activities like simple robot programming and various experiments involving prisms, visual impairments and lenses.
Another activity is a competition, whereby the schoolchildren will be challenged to come up with their own innovative idea for how lenses and/or robotics can help people to see better.
Representatives from ZEISS will be dropping into sessions to share their experiences and passion.