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Snell's Law

Grade 9-12 Performance Task

Developed by: New York State Education Department (NYSED)
University of Buffalo and NORC (1991, revised 1993)

One of the tests that scientists can use to identify a substance is to measure its index of refraction through the Snell's Law equation. In this activity, students, as scientists in the Consumer Protection Agency, will determine whether the index of refraction of a sample of Corn Syrup meets Federal standards.


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