This quantitative, inquiry based laboratory exercise for physics or physical science classes examines the refraction of light through water. The exercise also uses Snell's Law to measure the index of refraction of water, an important starting point in the study of optics.
Applicable to Physical Science, Physics, Honors Physics, and AP Physics classes.
Instructor's Notes and Student Worksheets are included.
A refraction dish
is necessary for this laboratory exercise.
This exercise covers portions of the following California State Science Standards
Physics - Waves
Investigation and Experimentation
This standalone mini lab exercise can also be paired with Mini Lab: The Index Of Refraction I