Type:

Other

Description:

In this activity, learners use transparent tape and polarizing material to create and project beautifully colored patterns reminiscent of abstract or geometric stained glass windows--no glass required! Learners discover that rotating the polarizer as they view the patterns causes the colors to change. With a little creativity, learners can also create colorful renditions of objects or scenes. Use this activity to introduce learners to concepts related to light and optics including polarization, index of refraction, and wavelengths.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

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Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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