EI is delighted to make available high quality prisms for light experiments. Equilateral prisms are often used for breaking up white light into a spectrum of colors (also see our diffraction gratings
), while right angle prisms are generally used for measuring critical angles and observing total internal reflection such as in fiber optics. Made of optical glass or clear colorless acrylic plastic.
Read more on our Blog - Two Prisms: Four Demos
This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s)
| Elementary || || Middle School || || High School |
| 1-PS4-3 |
Students can use this tool to conduct an investigation of how different materials affect the path of a beam of light.
| || MS-PS4-2 |
Students can use this tool to develop and use a model to describe how waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
| || HS-PS4-5 |
Students can use this prism to conduct investigations about technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit.
Equilateral prisms are often used for breaking up white light into a spectrum of colors, The prisms will offer an endless number of optics and light demonstrations
* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.