Diffraction

Kindle knowledge of how light travels by using this activity in your physical science curriculum. By setting up a candle flame or flashlight bulb and viewing it through a slit, observers of light see evidence of its wave characteristic. Add this activity as a demonstration of diffraction to your collection of activities for exploring light.

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Classroom Considerations
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Pros
  • Makes use of simple, easy-to-obtain materials
  • Clear explanations of setup and concepts make this easy to add to your set of lab activities
Cons
  • None