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This activity from the Exploratorium provides an introduction to the diffraction of light which indicates its wavelike properties.  Two pencils are used to create a slit through which a flashlight bulb or candle's light is examined.  The site contains an explanation of the observed interference patterns, additional materials that can be experimented with, and an extension activity. This activity is part of Exploratorium's Science Snacks series.
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Optics
- Diffraction
- Interference
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Keywords:
band, diffraction, interference, wave
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Metadata instance created June 12, 2006 by Ann Deml
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May 6, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2006), WWW Document, (https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/diffraction/).
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Diffraction (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2006), <https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/diffraction/>.
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Diffraction. (2006, July 30). Retrieved July 24, 2024, from Exploratorium: https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/diffraction/
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Exploratorium. Diffraction. San Francisco: Exploratorium, July 30, 2006. https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/diffraction/ (accessed 24 July 2024).
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Diffraction. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 2006. 30 July 2006. 24 July 2024 <https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/diffraction/>.
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