Classroom Activity

Diffraction of Light by Very Small Apertures
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 9-12


Students determine which light pattern is created by light passing through diffraction screens. They will observe the result of light waves being in phase and out of phase.

Diffraction of Light by Very Small Apertures  [113KB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Optics Educator Guide.