This quantitative, inquiry based laboratory exercise for physics or physical science classes uses Young's Experiment to measure the wavelength of the light of a laser, an important starting point in the study of optics.
A Cornell Slit Plate
is used in this experiment. Double slit arrangements can be found in optics kits sold by numerous vendors.
Applicable to Physical Science, Physics, Honors Physics, and AP Physics classes.
Instructor's Notes and Student Worksheets are included.
This standalone mini lab exercise can also be paired with other mini lab exercises in optics
This exercise covers portions of the following California State Science Standards
Physics - Waves
Investigation and Experimentation