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This site from the Exploratorium contains a simple demonstration of how objects can disappear when placed in a liquid.  The activity uses glass objects and Wesson™ oil.  The site provides an explanation of the refraction and reflection involved along with related physics concepts and extension activities.
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General Physics
- Properties of Matter
- Geometrical Optics
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Keywords: index of refraction, light, optical density, reflect, refract, speed
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created July 10, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 02, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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Disappearing Glass Rod. (n.d.). Retrieved December 1, 2022, from Exploratorium:
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Exploratorium. Disappearing Glass Rod. San Francisco: Exploratorium. (accessed 1 December 2022).
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