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Title: Diffraction
Url: https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/diffraction/
Publisher: Exploratorium (Organization)
Description: 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.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Optics. Light
Science -- Physics -- Optics. Light -- Physical optics -- Diffraction
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Physics -- Diffraction
Physics -- Optics and light
Resource Type: Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Experiment/Lab Activity
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Middle School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Language: English
Rights: Exploratorium
Access Rights: Free access
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