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This site, hosted by How Stuff Works.com, explains the science behind rainbows, including the bending and refraction of light. Using images and text, the site explains the process step by step, making it very accessible.
An exercise explaining the refractive properties of light as it moves through water. The site features an image, showing the refractive properties, and after that, has a series of question for students to answer about...
This is an interactive tutorial about Polarization based on two of the WebTOP (http://webtop.msstate.edu/) simulations, Polarization and Scattering. Covered topics include polarized and unpolarized light, waveplates,...
This web site, hosted by the University of Chicago Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, is an image gallery of the Yerkes 40 inch refracting telescope--the largest refractor in the world. It includes views of the...
Created by Tom Henderson of the Physics Classroom, this item is devoted to the physics of sight, the author explores how the human eye is able to refract light to produce a focused image. Included are explanations of...
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