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Basic Polarized Light - Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP9307

Price: $51.30

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With the Basic Polarized Light Demonstration Kit, introduce the principles of polarization. Activities may be used to demonstrate the transverse wave characteristic of light.

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What is polarized light, and what effect does polarized light have on the appearance of an object? Introduce your students to the principles of polarization using this fun kit. The activities may be used to demonstrate the transverse wave characteristic of light and to illustrate the properties of birefringence and interference colors. The effect of crystal structure on the properties of light is also observed. Kit includes two polarizing film squares, one piece of mica, one calcite crystal, three clear plastic eating utensils, one ¼ wave retarder, and complete instructions. An overhead projector is needed.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Fork, clear plastic
Iceland spar
Knife, clear plastic
Mica sheet, 50 mm x 75 mm
Polarizing filter, 4" x 4", 2
Spoon, clear plastic
Wave retarder, ¼