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|6A10.10 - Speed of Light||This demonstration illustrates how the speed of light can be measured.|
|6A02.15 - Silhouette Shadows||Demonstrates an umbra and penumbra using both point and extended sources.|
|6A02.35 - Laser and Chalk Dust||This demo shows the linear nature of a laser beam by clapping a blackboard eraser near it ...|
|6A10.10 - Blackboard optics||This demonstration uses the plane mirror from the blackboard optics set to show how light
reflects off a plane mirror.
|6A10.15 - Laser and Flat Mirror||This demonstration shows that the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection.|
|6A10.20 - Diffuse vs Specular Reflection||This demonstration illustrates the difference between Diffuse and Specular reflection.|
|6A10.30 - Corner Cube||Shows how 3 mirror retroreflectors work.|
|6A10.42 - Kaleidoscope||This demo uses three large mirrors which serve to model a kaleidoscope.|
|6A20.30 - Light Bulb Illusion||A concave mirror is used to project a real image of a light bulb onto an empty socket ...|
|6A20.35 - Optical Mirage (bug mirror)||This mirage uses two concave mirrors to project an image of the bug in the opening.|
|6A20.45 - Large convex and concave mirrors||This demonstration illustrates the images formed by convex and concave mirrors.|
|6A20.60 - Energy at the focal point (ignite gun cotton)||This demonstration visually shows that a mirror can focus Infrared waves at the focal point.|
|6A40.30b - Disappearing Beaker||This demonstration shows that an object with the same index of refraction as a liquid will ...|
|6A40.70 - Beer Mug Refraction||This demonstrates refraction at an air/water surface. Reveals the tricks of bartenders.|
|6A42.10 - Blackboard optics - refraction||Using the plastic cubes in the blackboard optics set, you can show how ...|
|6A42.20 - Refraction Tank and Laser||This demonstration shows what happens to laser light when it encounters an air-water surface.|
|6A42.45 - Stick in Water||This demonstration shows the refraction of light from water to air.
|6A44.10 - Blackboard Optics - Total Internal Reflection||Using the blackboard optics set, you can show the effects of total internal ...|
|6A44.20 - Critical Angle||With a small tank of water, you can use a laser beam to show the critical angle.|
|6A44.40 - Laser and Fiber Optics||These fiber optic devices show how we can exploit total internal reflection to transfer light across...|
|6A44.45 - Laser Waterfall||This demonstration shows total internal reflection through a stream of water.|
|6A60.30 - Projected Filament with Lens||This demo projects the filament of a light bulb onto the screen using a plano convex lens.|
|6A60.31 - Projected Arrow with Lens||This demonstration uses an optical bench with two arrows as the light source ...|
|6A61.20 - Pinhole Camera||This demonstration (often referred to as the reverse pinhole camera) uses a light bulb inside ...|
|6A65.70 - Frensel lens||This is a very big frensel lens. We also have two small frensel lenses.|
|6A70.31 - Cameras||We have several various cameras, including digital, instant polaroid, and an old film camera to be used as a prop.|
|6B10.30 - Paraffin block photometer||This device can be used as a light intensity meter.
You can use this to compare the intensity of ...
|6B30.10 - Radiometer||This is a small radiometer.|
|6B40.10 - Light on a Variac (Black body radiation)||Use to show that radiated color changes with temperature.|
|6C10.10 -Single Slit and Laser||This demonstration shows the diffraction pattern of laser light passing through a single slit.|
|6C10.15 - Adjustable Slit and Laser||Using a variable width slit, you can show what happens to the diffraction pattern when the slit size is varied.|
|6C20.10 - Laser and Diffraction (Poisson's Bright Spot)||This demo shows that laser light can diffract around an object such as a razor blade or pin head.|
|6C20.15 - Razor Blade Diffraction|
|6C20.20 - Thin Wire Diffraction (strand of hair)||A narrow opaque object will create a diffraction pattern that may be used to measure the width of ...|
|6D10.10 - Double Slit and Laser||This demonstration shows the double slit interference pattern for laser light ...|
|6D20.10 - Multiple Slits and Laser||This demonstration uses a slide with varing number of slits (between 2 and 5) ...|
|6D20.15 - Diffraction Gratings and Laser||This demonstration shows what happens to laser light that passes through a diffraction grating.|
|6D20.32 - Compact Disk Diffraction and Laser||Demonstrate that a Compact disk can act as a diffraction grating.|
|6D20.50 - Crossed Gratings and Laser||Show the pattern of a crossed grating using laser light.|
|6D30.10 - Newtons Rings||This shows interference patterns from a thin air gap between glass.
The knobs on the side ...
|6D30.20 - Thin Film interference (soap film)||This demonstration shows the interference effects of thin films. If the film survies to a point ...|
|6F10.10 - Addition of Primary Colors||This demonstration shows the addition of the primary colors (red, green, and blue).|
|6F10.20 - Color Filters||These filters can be used to show the addition and subtraction of colors.|
|6F10.55 - Band Absorption Spectra||This demonstration shows how some materials absorb certain wavelengths of light....|
|6F30.10 - Dispersion curve of a prism (chromatic dispersion)||Using a focused white light souce and a prism, a visible light spectrum is projected.|
|6F40.10 - Blue Sky Red Sunset||This demonstration illustrates the effects of light scattering in water (similar to the atmosphere).|
|6H10.10 - Polaroids on the Overhead||This demonstration shows students what happens to the light intensity when one ...|
|6h30.40-Circular Polarization||This demonstration shows how lasers, polarization filters, and corn syrup interact with each other.|
|6H35.50 - Stress Plastics by Polarization (birefringence)||This demonstrates the stress pattern in diffrent plastic shapes using polarized light (example of birefringence).|
|6H50.10 - Polarization by Scattering (using blue sky red sunset demo)||This demonstration shows that scattering of unpolarized white light becomes polarized.|
|6J12.10 - Stereograms||These are three stereogram books with stereographic glasses.
One book is of rocks, and...
|6J12.11 - Kids Stereogram||This is a kids stereogram with matching sesame street disk.|
|6Q10.10 - Holograms||This demonstration shows students what a Hologram is and how it works.|