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Refraction and total internal reflection

Applet in two parts - the first a fish's view from under water. In the second the position of the cursor is the source of a light ray. Its path from within the water to an observer appears.

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How Christmas Lights Work

A brief description of how Christmas Lights work from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Refraction of light

An animated wave diagram showing how an incident wave is refracted for a variety of angles of incidence, and a variety of materials.

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Java Applet - reflection and refraction

A java applet that lets you investigate reflection and refraction. One of a series of simple applets that are good for display use in the classroom.

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Could lightning keep the lights on?

Just how realistic is it to try and use lighting as a source of power.

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Colored Shadows

An experiment in mixing different coloured lights.

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The CSE Light Tour

The light tour will let you discover information about light in the universe and how astronomers make use of light wavelengths.

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Messing about with Dr Light

Optics experiments with Infra-Red light, light bulbs and liquid crystal post cards.

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How Light Works

A simple introduction to what light is, touching on particle wave duality and other aspects of light. From HowStuffWorks.com.

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Light: a learning unit

Lots of information about light, colour and the history of lighting from Edison's light bulb to recent innovations.

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