Science Snack: Rotating Light

White light is made up of all the colors in the rainbow. When polarized white light passes through a sugar solution, each color’s direction of polarization is changed by a different amount. The colors change as the depth of the solution changes or as the polarizing filter is rotated. Try it yourself in this activity from the Exploratorium.

https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/rotating-light

Keywords: STEAM activity light polarization VIEW ALL polarized light project

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