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Diffraction of Light by Very Small Apertures

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Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 9-12
Publication Year: 2000
Product Number: EG-2000-10-64-MSFC
Subjects: General Science, Physical Science


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.

Page Last Updated: December 17th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild