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F. Hwang
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Try this Java simulation of the physics behind rainbows. You can investigate the reflection and refraction effects of light inside a water droplet and also find out how light from…
  
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Publisher: University of Toledo
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This activity guides the student through the use of diffraction gratings by studying the light emitted by open flames. The activity includes images of what should be observed and…
  
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L. Cowley
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Visit the Atmospheric Optics site, by Les Cowley, for striking photographs of the natural rays and shadows that occur as small particles scatter light in the atmosphere. A variety of…
  
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Publisher: C. Jones
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See this image gallery, by C. C. Jones of Union College, for examples of physical optics and also x-ray diffraction. Several images of diffraction show how the pattern changes when…
  
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This site, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, provides a demonstration of laser light diffraction around a pinhead. Photos illustrate the demo set-up. A photo of the…
  
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Publisher: Annenberg Foundation
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Visit this Annenberg Media website find out how to analyze the spectrum of a star and determine its composition. The site displays spectra of various elements and then shows a…
  
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W. Christian and M. Belloni
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The Physlet Physics Section 7: Optics provides a technology-enhanced introduction to topics in optics from an introductory physics course. Interactive javascript simulations are used…
  
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Publisher: Exploratorium
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This activity from the Exploratorium provides an introduction to the diffraction of light and clearly demonstrates light's wavelike properties. The materials are two pencils and a…
  
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A. Schwabacher; Publisher: American Museum of Natural History
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This site provides instructions to make a spectroscope from construction paper, a CD, and tape. Such a spectroscope is used to show that a white light is really made up of the…
  
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L. Cowley; Publisher: L. Cowley
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This website contains pictures and explanations of many atmospheric optical phenomena. Topics include rainbows, ice halos, crepuscular rays, and more. Each topic includes pictures,…
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