Teacher Resources

The URBAN-15 Group is proud to host your school at our Holiday Laser Show!

While the Holiday Laser Show presents an entertaining array of light, color and sound, there are also numerous scientific and mathematical principles involved in creating this spectacle. In the past, we have been able to provide teachers with supplemental materials to add an educational component to the event, and to highlight links between science, math, and the arts via concepts such as refraction, reflection, angles, symmetry, magnification, rhythm and others.


How Lasers Work

Refraction, Reflection, and Color

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Laser Technology

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Projects For Kids

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D-I-Y Lasers

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Supplies to D-I-Y

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How teaching TEKS can be applied: Art, Math and Science 

Additional resources:
http://www.jojoebi-designs.com/2011/11/raining-rainbows.html

http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/mirrormaze.html          

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/laser/en/

http://www.kitsrus.com/urbanenvirons.html

MAGNIFICATION
http://www.education.com/activity/article/make_a_water_magnifier/

ILLUSION
http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/illusions.php

GEOMETRY
http://www.math-play.com/Geometry-Math-Games.html
http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/tubular-bowls/

For Fun

http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/glue-paint-symmetry-prints/http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/kids-science-experiments-that-adults-can-enjoy-too#3acwl4e

LASER GEAR AND SUPPLIES
http://lumalaser.com
http://www.adafruit.com/category/118


More information on our Holiday Laser Show!

The 2014 Holiday Laser Show is a collaborative work of laser artist Tim Walsh, composer George Cisneros, and URBAN-15. Walsh and Cisneros have collaborated on projects all over the United States, including Cincinnati, OH, New Orleans, LA, Dallas, Houston, Waco and Austin, TX. Other notable presentations include the opening ceremonies of the Texas Sesquicentennial in 1986; the World Empathy Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico; and the 2008-2012 Luminaria Arts Festival in San Antonio, TX.

Brief history on some Christmas of the music:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/60596/origins-10-popular-christmas-carols 
“Frosty the Snowman”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frosty_the_Snowman
“Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24”
http://www.oracleband.net/Lyrics/Sarajevo.htm
“I Wanna Hippopotamus for Christmas”
http://www.nwitimes.com/entertainment/music/the-story-of-a-girl-who-got-that-hippo-for/article_c13e82ca-1438-5f09-8238-a0bb953a65ed.html
“It Was the Night Before Christmas”
http://www.nightbeforechristmas.biz
“Feliz Navidad”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feliz_Navidad_%28song%29

To reserve tickets to the student concerts, or if you would like to nominate your child’s school to attend this year’s student shows, please call URBAN-15 at (210) 736-1500 or email events@urban15.org today!

For more information on laser artist Tim Walsh, please visit his website here.

The Holiday Laser Show is supported in part by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Culture and Creative Development, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Bexar County Department of Community Services, H-E-B Tournament of Champions, WOAI TV, Valero Energy Foundation, VuTURE ART and Friends of URBAN-15.

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