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Polarization of Light

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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: Physical Science


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.

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