Light Bending Magic

Light Bending Magic

       This experiment played with glass and its unique ability to bend, redirect light, and transfer information. The young students discovered that both the macrostructure (different shaped glass) and the microstructure (molecular structure) of glass affect how light bends through it. 

      After this experiment, the students were able to identify the difference between refraction and reflection of light. By understanding refraction and applying it to the world around us, we are able to correct poor eyesight by varying glass lenses (glasses) that bend/refract light before it reaches our eyes.The girls also learned that total internal reflection is used in fiber optics to transfer light and data long distances in a short amount of time. 

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