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Polarized Light Kit

Investigate the properties of light and the principles of optics with the PocketLab Light Kit. The kit works with PocketLab Voyager, Weather, or PocketLab Air, or can be used without PocketLab sensors for qualitative labs. Includes:

  • 2 Linear polarized filters
  • 3 Colored transparent filters (red, green, blue)
  • Detailed lessons and instructions through the PocketLab Notebook
Price
$8

PocketLab Light Kit

The Light Kit is a simple but engaging way to investigate light through hands-on activities designed for middle school and high school students. The lesson materials work with PocketLab Voyager, PocketLab Weather, and PocketLab Air. You can also use the kit without a PocketLab device for qualitative labs.

example light kit setup

 


What's Included?

  • 2 Linear polarized filters
  • 3 Colored transparent filters (red, green, blue)
  • Detailed lessons and instructions through the PocketLab Notebook

Alignment to NGSS Standards

 

NGSS Standard MS-PS4-2 - Waves and their Applications

Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

NGSS Standard HS-PS4-3 - Waves and their Applications

Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other.

Real Data, Not Simulations

Every activity involves real-world data collection of physical phenomenon so your students can learn hands-on.

Backed by Research

Lessons were developed in projects with the Department of Education Institute of Educational Sciences and the National Science Foundation SBIR program

 

Learn More

Start with this ready-to-use investigation on the nature of polarized and unpolarized light: lesson link.