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17: Reflection and Refraction
This page goes into fine detail about how rainbows are formed.
Draw a raindrop and trace the path that light takes in producing
Prisms These diagrams help explain the different types of prisms.
Find and review the sign conventions. Are they the same as the
sign conventions described in your text?
Here is a brief description and diagram explaining Snell's law.
How does Snell's law make a glass of water look smaller from
Here is an extensive list of labs that deal with light and optics.
Perform some of these labs with your teacher's supervision.
Describe how a laser and a Bunsen burner can illustrate why
a star twinkles.
Internet Webseum of Holography Visit this detailed, illustrated explanation of how lasers
and mirrors are used to create holograms. The Webseum home page
has various links to other holography sites. Watch the holography
video and learn how holograms are used in medicine.