Light Optics Bench with Edible Optics Kit

Bar Code: 1136

Light Optical Box Setup

Light Optics Bench

Description: This kit allows students to learn about optics through light, lenses and mirrors. They may study reflection and refraction, work with lens fabrication, real and virtual imaging, sphereometry and ray tracing in many novel ways. Edible optics includes Petri dishes and watch glasses for making lenses from Jell-O. These may then be used to experiment with and determine index of refraction, magnification, etc.

Inventory:

Two containers of materials and an optics bench.

  1. Optics Bench - Griffin & George, 120 cm track, 12 V light source.
  2. 12 Volt Power Supply, Micronta No. 22-127
  3. 3 Component Carriers
  4. 7 cm x 7 cm diffusion slide
  5. Gauze object (35 mm slide)
  6. Magnification Accessory (35 mm slide)
  7. Diffuser (35 mm slide
  8. 2 Pin Object (35 mm slide
  9. 2 Lenses (eyeglass
  10. 4 Mirrors
  11. Roll of fiber optic
  12. Piece of one-way glass
  13. Fisher Light Box & Optical Set - No S42202. Within the kit:
  14. Rectangular Block
  15. 45-45-90 Prism
  16. 30-60-90 Prism
  17. 60-60-60 Prism
  18. Half round Block
  19. Biconcave Lens
  20. Bi-Convex Lens
  21. Bi-Convex Lens (large)
  22. Plane Mirror
  23. Half Round Mirror
  24. Parabolic Mirror
  25. Light Box
  26. 2 Slit Former Plates- Black plastic with slits cut in them
  27. 8 Color Filters (35 mm slides)
  28. 8 Color Cards
  29. 2 Spare Bulbs
  30. Experiment Book
  31. Edible Optics Kit. Within the Kit:
  32. 29 Petri Dishes
  33. 17 Watch glasses
  34. Plastic Tube
  35. Spheromoter
  36. 6 Packages of Jello
  37. Acrylic Prism
  38. 1000 ml square plastic container
  39. 21 Specimen Containers with Magnifier Tops (16 empty, 5 with insects)
  40. 2 Convex Plastic Lenses
  41. Stopwatch
  42. Instruction Pamphlet
  43. Book - The Five Senses by Rius
  44. Edible Optics (Jell-O as lenses)

 

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