Light Waves: Grades 6-8

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Explore the behavior of light with different materials. Collaborative groups determine whether certain materials absorb, reflect, diffract, or transmit light waves. They then measure the angle of incidence and angle of reflection.

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  • Have groups predict the effect each material has on light before performing the experiment
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  • Discuss safety precautions necessary when working with lasers
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