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Video Demo: Laser Light Behavior

Light can be absorbed, transmitted, reflected, refracted, and/or scattered.  In this simple video, laser light is transmitted through glass, reflected off a mirror and refracted through a prism.


Video Demo: Fish Tank Spectrum

When studying light, students need to learn that visible light can be refracted into its different wavelengths.  Of course it's ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet).  A simple prism is usually used to do this, but I think there is a better way.  Fill up a fish tank with water, put it in the sun, use a mirror and ta da a spectrum!  Check out the video.


Video Demo: Refracting Jelly Marbles

From the Science Outlet, I ordered some Jelly Marbles. I tried them out this past week, and I have to say they are pretty amazing.  Check out the video of what they are and how they can be used in the classroom.  You can also learn more on how to teach refraction, by viewing the laser lens eye demo that I did a couple of months ago.