Students will learn why light refracts when entering different substances like water, glass, etc. and how to calculate the angle of refraction using Snell's Law.
Considers the refraction of light, Snell’s Law, the index of refraction, and angles of incidence and refraction.
Refraction of light in matter and how light changes its speed and angle of refraction according to the type of medium it is travelling through. What a lens is and what it does, concave and convex lenses.
Explains Snell's Law and how to solve a standard physics Snell's law problem.
Predicting a sequence of refracted rays based on indices of refraction
Solving problems involving the index of refraction, n using the equation n = c/v
Solving problems involving Snell's Law, nsinθ = nsinθ
Identifying the incident ray, refracted ray, angle of incidence, and angle of refraction
Real world application of knowledge of scattering and refraction of light.
Calculate index of refraction of different substances based on their angles of refraction, and vice versa. Explain why light looks bent when it travels through different media.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Refraction.
This is an activity for students to complete while reading the Refraction of Light Concept
There are a huge number of interesting areas where refraction shows itself in real life. (incomplete)
This guide looks at geometric optics: reflection, refraction, Snell's law, total internal reflection, ray diagram, real and virtual images, mirrors, and lenses.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Refraction.
These flashcards will help you better understand physics.