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This web page contains a set of more than 40 simple experiments, or "snacks", on the topic of light.  Exploratorium Science Snacks are miniature versions of popular exhibits at the Exploratorium museum that can easily performed by students in the classroom.  All materials are readily available and inexpensive.  In this section, look for activities on polarized light, pinhole optics, light diffraction, lenses, light scattering, absorption and emission, Moire patterns, and more.

This resource is part of a larger collection of "Snacks" developed under the direction of the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco.

SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE for a link to the full set of Exploratorium Snacks listed by subject.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
Light
- Color
- Diffraction
- General
- Geometrical Optics
= Pinhole
= Thick Lens
- Polarization
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
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Physics To Go This resource was a Physics To Go feature from July 16, 2007 until August 1, 2007. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2004 Exploratorium
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Keywords: Moire pattern, electromagnetic spectrum, lenses, optical lenses, optics, polarization
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Record Updated: Feb 27, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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Exploratorium, (2004), WWW Document, (http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconlight.html).
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Exploratorium, Exploratorium: Snacks About Light (2004), <http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconlight.html>.
APA Format
Exploratorium. (2008, February 3). Exploratorium: Snacks About Light. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconlight.html
Chicago Format
Exploratorium. Exploratorium: Snacks About Light. February 3, 2008. http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconlight.html (accessed 16 September 2014).
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Exploratorium. Exploratorium: Snacks About Light. 2004. 3 Feb. 2008. 16 Sep. 2014 <http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconlight.html>.
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