High School / Physics


In this lab, students will use light sensors to study the effects of polarization on light intensity and to explore Malus’ Law.


Student Files

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Featured Equipment

Light Sensor

Wireless Light Sensor

The Wireless Light Sensor provides live data for light level (lux), illuminance, UV Index, and color intensity.

Polarizer Set

Polarizer Set

Replacement polarizer disks for the Beginning Optics System (OS-8459).

Wireless Diffraction System with Track

Wireless Diffraction System with Track

Wireless Diffraction System - complete with Diffraction Scanner, Laser, Slits, and Optics Bench.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Physics Through Inquiry