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Exploring Light: Absorb, Reflect, Transmit or Refract?
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In a hands-on way, students explore light's properties of absorption, reflection, transmission ...

In a hands-on way, students explore light's properties of absorption, reflection, transmission and refraction through various experimental stations within the classroom. To understand absorption, reflection and transmission, they shine flashlights on a number of provided objects. To understand refraction, students create indoor rainbows. An understanding of the fundamental properties of light is essential to designing an invisible laser security system, the ongoing objective in this unit.

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Education
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Activities and Labs
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Meghan Murphy
VU Bioengineering RET Program, School of Engineering,
Visible Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
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During this lesson, the electromagnetic spectrum is explained and students learn that ...

During this lesson, the electromagnetic spectrum is explained and students learn that visible light makes up only a portion of this wide spectrum. Students also learn that engineers use electromagnetic waves for many different applications.

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Education
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Instructional Material
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Frank Burkholder
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Luke Simmons