Classroom Activity

Polarization of Light
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 9-12


Students experiment with polarizing filters and a light source to discover that when the filters' planes of polarization are 90-degree angles in relation to each other, they will block out light.

Polarization of Light  [114KB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Optics Educator Guide.