Bending Light

Bending Light وێنه‌ی شاشه‌  دابه‌زێن  Embed
  • Snell's Law
  • شکانه‌وه‌
  • Reflection
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ناوه‌ڕۆک

  • Snell's Law
  • شکانه‌وه‌
  • Reflection
  • ئۆپتیک
  • Prisms
  • Lenses
  • رووناکی

Description

Explore bending of light between two media with different indices of refraction. See how changing from air to water to glass changes the bending angle. Play with prisms of different shapes and make rainbows.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Explain how light bends at the interface between two media and what determines the angle.
  • Apply Snell’s law to a laser beam incident on the interface between media.
  • Describe how the speed and wavelength of light changes in different media.
  • Describe the effect of changing wavelength on the angle of refraction.
  • Explain how a prism creates a rainbow.
Version 1.1.20

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Teacher-Submitted Activities

BendingLight_Remote_Lab A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS
UG-Intro
Remote
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Concept questions for Physics using PhET (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
HS
MC فیزیا
Wave unit (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
HS
تاقیگه‌
Demo
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Laboratorio virtual de reflexión y refracción de la luz A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein (traducción Diana López) UG-Intro
HS
HW
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Guided
Remote
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ئه‌ستێره‌ناسی
Preguntas de razonamiento para todas las simulaciones HTML5 A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Diana López K-5
Grad
MS
UG-Adv
UG-Intro
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Discuss
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بیرکاری
ئه‌ستێره‌ناسی
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Exploring How Light Behaves at Boundaries A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Elyse Zimmer HS تاقیگه‌ فیزیا
How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? This contribution was designed by PhET. Sarah Borenstein MS دیکه‌ ژیناسی
زانستی زه‌وی
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کیمیا
Alignment of PhET sims with NGSS This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein updated by Diana López HS
MS
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زانستی زه‌وی
ژیناسی
PhET Sims Aligned to the Chemistry Curriculum This contribution was designed by PhET. Julia Chamberlain UG-Intro
HS
دیکه‌ کیمیا
PREPARATORIA: Alineación de PhET con programas de la DGB México (2017) This contribution was designed by PhET. Diana López UG-Intro
HS
دیکه‌ بیرکاری
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Phet opdracht breking meten. Norbert van Veen MS HW
Guided
تاقیگه‌
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pc-labo: lichtbreking Maarten Vervecken MS تاقیگه‌ فیزیا
Refraction of Light Ferdinand Bautista HS
MS
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Guided
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Study of law of reflection and refraction Pramod Lamichhane UG-Adv
UG-Intro
HS
Remote
تاقیگه‌
HW
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Refraction Lab Michael Barr UG-Intro
HS
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Guided lab with instructions, screenshots and questions Paul Torrington HS
MS
Remote
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Virtual Lab - Investigating Refraction of Light Tristan O'Hanlon UG-Intro
HS
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Mapping of PhET and IBDP Physics Jaya Ramchandani HS دیکه‌ فیزیا
MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer HS
MS
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ژیناسی
PhET Inquiry - Bending Light Paul Martenis HS تاقیگه‌
Guided
ئه‌ستێره‌ناسی
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Investigating critical angle and Total Internal Reflection Jim Champion UG-Intro
HS
تاقیگه‌
HW
Guided
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Bending-Light Worksheet Madhuri Ganapathi HS HW فیزیا
Discovering Snell's law Jonathan Carlson HS
UG-Intro
Guided
تاقیگه‌
HW
فیزیا
Refraction and Snell's Law Lab Kristin Michalski HS تاقیگه‌ ئه‌ستێره‌ناسی
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Wave Refraction Simon Lees HS Guided
HW
تاقیگه‌
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Determining Speed and Intensity of Light during Refraction Simon Lees HS تاقیگه‌
Guided
HW
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Reflection in a plane surface Simon Lees HS HW
Guided
تاقیگه‌
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Bending Light Lab! Jamie Schoenberger MS تاقیگه‌
Guided
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Bending Light Student Worksheet Lucy Kulbago HS
MS
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Valguse murdumine Siim Tõkke HS تاقیگه‌
HW
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Moodle et PhetColorado Claude Divoux HS تاقیگه‌
MC
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کیمیا
光の屈折 Hiroto Kuninaka, Akira Ogihara, Taichiro Goto MS Guided
تاقیگه‌
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REFRAÇÃO E REFLEXÃO DA LUZ Gabriel Paiva e Gilvandenys Sales MS تاقیگه‌
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Visão Humana (Atividades) nos OA's do PhET Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales دیکه‌
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ژیناسی
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Óptica Geral (Atividades) nos OA's do PhET Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales MS
UG-Intro
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HS
HW
Guided
دیکه‌
Demo
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فیزیا
بیرکاری
زانستی زه‌وی
Miopia e Hipermetropia (Lentes) no "Bending Light" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales MS
HS
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زانستی زه‌وی
Refração da Luz no "Bending Light (HTML5)" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales دیکه‌
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دیکه‌
زانستی زه‌وی
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Verificação da lei de Snell e cálculo do índice de refração desconhecido andre borba MS تاقیگه‌ فیزیا
REFLEXIÓN Y REFRACCIÓN DE LA LUZ FRANCISCO CRUZ CANTU HS تاقیگه‌
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HW
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EXPERIMENTOS DE NEWTON OPTICA FRANCISCO CRUZ CANTU HS تاقیگه‌
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