Why can some organisms detect polarized light, but others can't? Scholars observe as the narrator constructs, demonstrates, and explains a simple polarimeter during a video from a larger playlist covering physics. Concepts include how light becomes polarized in nature and which creatures use their ability to see polarized light as an advantage.
- Add the versatile video to a lesson about light, unique animal adaptations, or the human eye
- Have pupils make their own polarimeters after viewing as a group
- Briefly discuss reflection and scattering of light with the class before watching the video
- The demonstration is easy to reproduce in class and is very engaging
- Explains content through discussion and visual aids, making the resource helpful for different learning styles