Light and Polarization Virtual Lab
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About the Light and Polarization Virtual Simulation Lab
Light is everywhere around us. Not only does it help us see, but it also plays a key role in photography. In the Light and Polarization simulation you will meet Einstein who will introduce you to the the physics of light. Find out what light is, how it propagates, and how you can change its polarization using filters. You will become a light wizard and boost your photography skills by capturing the beauty of wildlife in a hostile environment like Antarctica.
Determine the source of electromagnetic waves
Join Einstein in the Light and Polarization lab and see how everyday objects produce waves of various frequencies and wavelengths that define the electromagnetic spectrum. Some of them are visible, others are not. But don’t worry, even though you cannot see them in real life, there are no restrictions in a virtual simulation!
Reflection and refraction
Learn how light is reflected and refracted when travelling from one medium to another. What happens to light when it hits a lake or ice? Here you will set up your own optical table with a laser, mirrors and glasses and become an expert in reflection and refraction.
From sunglasses to LCD technology, the applications of light polarization in our everyday life are endless! Here you will look at polarizing filters to learn the principles of light polarization, and you will use them to enhance the outcome of photography.
Are you ready to use science to get the best pictures?
How it works
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You can now perform advanced experiments to achieve core science learning outcomes. Theory and practise is connected in a novel way, and all you need is a computer/laptop and a browser!
Our simulations run even on older laptops and computers, and you will be able to play our simulations without having to install any browser plugins.
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