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#### Bridge Light

For Teachers 8th - 12th
An illuminating activity demonstrates how interference of light waves creates a pattern. Using Plexiglas™ and construction paper, participants see rainbows appear as they twist or press against the plastic plates. After the activity, you...
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#### Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Light and Quantum

For Students 9th - 12th
This is a stellar overview of everything light and quantum! There are 30 multiple choice questions, none of them requiring any mathematical computation. There are a few diagrams to analyze: light rays striking reflective and refractive...
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#### Soap Film Painting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you are up for constructing a wooden frame, you can do this demonstration of the interference patterns when light reflects off of layers of soapy film. Both constructive and destructive interference can be seen as evidenced by the...
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#### Waves

For Teachers 8th - 12th
An incredibly colorful PowerPoint presents all the facts and definitions about waves that you could need for beginning physical scientists. There are several useful links to online animations of wave action. This may have been produced...
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#### Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Waves

For Students 9th - 12th
Physics masters figure out the wavelength of different waves. Looking at a wave graph, they identify different characteristics. Many more problems get them working with both electromagnetic and sound waves. There are a total of 17...
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#### Physics 152 ~ Fall 2003 Midterm Exam #3, Parts A, B

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Illuminated physics stars show what they know about light by taking this exam. They match several related vocabulary terms to descriptions and answer multiple choice questions about the characteristics of light, magnification, and...
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#### Fall 2003 Midterm Exam #3

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Let there be light! When your physics learners take this midterm exam, light will be their focus. They will show what they know about electromagnetic waves, interference, refraction, reflection, lenses, prisms, and more! The test is...
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#### Behavior of Waves

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Lots of definitions are given here, and your students will find the details and links useful, along with the diagrams and examples.
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#### Bubble Tray

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Create jumbo bubbles and use them to teach about surface tension or interference, perfect for a physical science lesson on light or molecular attraction.
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#### Review of Optics

For Students 11th - 12th
In this optics review worksheet, students complete 50 multiple choice questions on light reflection, diffraction and interference.
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#### Using Bubbles to Learn about Light Interference

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore constructive interference and destructive interference. In this light travel activity, students follow procedures to discover how light waves travel and experience interference.
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#### Wave Machine

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students experiment with wave behaviors.  For this wave machine lesson, students design a model of waves to understand interference, standing waves, free-end reflection and wave velocity.