Light Intensity Lab

Let there be light. The last installment of a seven-part series has pupils conduct an experiment on light attenuation through different numbers of transparency sheets. They then relate the results back to how X-rays measure bone density.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If time is a factor, set up work stations before the class arrives
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have knowledge of Beer's Law from the associated lesson
  • A variety of materials is necessary for the activity; see Materials section for complete list
Pros
  • Provides safety tips for the experiment
  • Gives worksheets in Word form (as well as PDF form) for easy editing
Cons
  • None
NGSS