Bending Light - Snell's Law | شکانه‌وه‌ | Reflection - PhET Interactive Simulations

Bending Light

Bending Light simulation


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

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.

System Requirements


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Version 1.1.22