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Observing Refraction of Light

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In this video segment adapted from Shedding Light on Science, learn about the refraction of light. Observe how a straight straw placed in a ...

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Source: Harvard—Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

This media asset was adapted from Shedding Light on Science.

© 2007 WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved. Materials courtesy of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics with funding from Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project.

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Contributor: WGBH Educational Foundation-grayscale

Funder: National Science Foundation-grayscale

Producer: WGBH Educational Foundation-grayscale