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Hands On Optics

Hands On Optics: A new model for informal science education

Inquiry-based, hands-on
Hands-On Optics (HOO) helps kids learn by doing, making discoveries, and thinking like scientists. It nurtures their spirit of adventure and increases their knowledge of science and technology.

Reaching underserved elementary and middle-school students
In a world filled with the products of scientific inquiry, scientific literacy has become a necessary for all students. The HOO program strives to meet that need by providing professional development and resources where they’re needed most.

HOO encourages kids to succeed in science and math…. and have fun doing it!