Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection and Refraction

How does light bend when it passes through glass or water? We can easily show this using laser pointers. Both reflection and refraction are easily seen. 

 

Questions Answered:

Light reflects when it hit the surface of a different substance. Light refracts when it enters a different medium at an angle. Light travels in straight lines.

 

Topics Addressed:

Refraction 

Reflection 

 

Learn to use scientific equipment:

Laser pointers

 

Materials Needed

Clear glass of water, laser pointers, milk

 

Preparation Time

order/gather supplies

 

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

 

Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection and Refraction

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