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By: The Flinn Staff

A wide range of chemicals are able to interact with and rotate polarized light. A polarimeter enables a chemist to investigate the extent of these interactions. This kit contains enough materials to build eight simple polarimeters, which can then be used to measure the rotation of polarized light by sugar solutions.

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Students get excited about studying organic compounds when they build their very own polarimeter. A wide range of chemicals are able to interact with and rotate polarized light. A polarimeter enables a chemist to investigate the extent of these interactions. This kit contains enough materials to build eight simple polarimeters, which can then be used to measure the rotation of polarized light by sugar solutions. Complete for 24 students working in groups of three.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Using mathematics and computational thinking
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Planning and carrying out investigations
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information
Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS4.A: Wave Properties
MS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
MS-PS4.C: Information Technologies and Instrumentation
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS4.A: Wave Properties
HS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
HS-PS4.C: Information Technologies and Instrumentation

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Cause and effect
Energy and matter
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

HS-PS3-1: Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.
HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.