Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Polarization

How do polarized sunglasses work? Why can’t I read my computer screen when I’m wearing them? Why are they good for sunglasses?

 

Questions Answered:

How do polarizing filters work? What happens when two filters are held, one on top of another and twisted?

 

Topics Addressed:

Polarization 

Polarizing filters

 

Learn to use scientific equipment:

Polarizing filters (polarizing sunglasses can be substituted)

 

Materials Needed

polarizing filters/sunglasses, tv or flatscreen monitor (optional)

 

Preparation Time

order/gather supplies

 

NOTE: This activity is part of the Light, Optics, & Color Unit found here.

Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Polarization

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