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ERIC Number: EJ1037703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Shooting Fish in a Barrel: A Demonstration of the Refraction of Light
Trikosko, Walter
Physics Teacher, v52 n6 p367 Sep 2014
This is not a treatise on optics or the index of refraction. It is merely a demonstration that will surprise and engage many of your students. We have all put a pencil in a beaker of water and observed how it appears to bend. Not so much fun or engaging, is it? Why not illustrate this optical effect by taking your students spearfishing? "Simulated" spearfishing, to avoid the financial and legal ramifications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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