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Demonstrate a graded refraction column using sugar and a clear container. Refraction gradients are important to the “Information Superhighway.” Graded fiber-optic wires help to prevent light pulses, carrying enormous amounts of information, from fading and diminishing as they travel hundreds of miles.

Concepts

  • Refraction
  • Reflection
  • Light
  • Snell's Law