Properties of Light: Reflection, Refraction, & Polarization

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How do polarized sunglasses work and why can’t I read my computer screen when I’m wearing them? How does light bend when it enters a different media? Why does it look like objects are behind mirrors? Watch your students become scientists as they dig into these fascinating questions. These three different lab activities can be used alone or in tandem, depending on your equipment and needs.

TOPICS ADDRESSED
• Refraction
• Reflection
• Polarization

LEARN TO USE SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT:
• Laser pointers
• Transparent mirror
• Polarizing filters (polarizing sunglasses can be substituted

SOME OF THE SKILLS AND TASKS INVOLVED:
• Use laser pointers to show how light moves through various lenses.
• Use polarizing filters to show how light can be blocked depending on their orientation.


VIDEO LINK
To see accompanying videos, click here:
Properties of Light: Reflection, Refraction, & Polarization


OTHER RESOURCES
This subunit is part of a complete unit, titled, Light, Optics, & Color and can be seen here:
Complete Light Unit on TpT

To see companion curricular pieces click here:
TpT Store Light & Color Category

ANSWER KEY
Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Specific charts and graphic organizers have keys.

TIME REQUIRED
Each lab takes between 20 and 30 minutes.
Total Pages
8
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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Properties of Light: Reflection, Refraction, & Polarization
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Properties of Light: Reflection, Refraction, & Polarization
Properties of Light: Reflection, Refraction, & Polarization
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