This DVD offers a clearly structured overview of the field of optics with an emphasis on the following main topics: All three models, i.e. the ray theory, the wave theory and the quantum theory of light, are explained by means of selected phenomena. The pupils learn about the conditions, the principles and appearances regarding reflection and refraction and are encouraged to perform easy experiments themselves. Optics are introduced to the pupils with the help of examples from nature, road traffic and the environment. Simple optical instruments such as a magnifying glass, a camera, a microscope, an astronomic telescope and the eye are described. Further, the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum, a line spectrum, a solar cell and a radiometer are explained in selected sections. The film is divided into six menu items (chapters), which may be individually accessed and worked on. For this purpose, additional pictures, texts or selected short film clips are offered, which can simply be called up by remote control.