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High schoolers investigate the refraction properties of gelatin to calculate its index of refraction. They discover that as the light travels through the gelatin, its speed and wavelength also change. Students find th indes of refraction of an everyday, intriguing, translucent substance outside the standard listing of materials and refraction indexes.
Students identify ways to prepare for natural disasters. In this disaster preparation lesson, students read about disaster prevention devices and study cut-outs of six different disaster prevention devices. Students use a weather map to glue the various prevention devices to the proper locations in the world where they would be helpful. The map and cut-outs are included in this lesson.
Learners work with a real optical spectrum of a gamma ray burst afterglow taken at the Keck Observatory. They measure the shifts of spectral lines, deduce the velocity of the astronomical object, and then use Hubble's Law to get its distance. These activities reinforce basic physics concepts (light, the electromagnetic spectrum) and chemistry concepts (spectral lines, spectroscopy).