MEL Physics Subscription - Polarized Light

In this live lesson your children will:

  • Complete the Polarized light experiment
  • Understand the science behind the experiment
  • Be able to ask questions

You will require the following to complete the experiments: MEL Physics 'Polarized Light' box; a smart phone with flashlight; corn syrup / sugar syrup / maple syrup; and scissors.

Lesson time

9:00am   PDT (San Francisco, Seattle, ...)
10:00am   MDT (Phoenix, Denver, ...)
11:00am   CDT (Chicago, Houston, ...)
12:00pm   EDT (New York, Toronto, ...)
4:00pm   GMT (London, ...)

Lesson duration: 50-60 minutes.

MEL Experiment

If you are a subscriber of MEL Physics then you can conduct all the experiments from the Polarized light set:

Polarized Light

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Mark Maclaine presents this lesson:

Mark Maclaine

Mark has been an educator for 20 years and has taught more than 20,000 hours of one-on-one lessons to over 1200 students. He initially struggled in school as the academic study didn’t come naturally to him. A weakness has become one of his greatest strengths - finding he can connect with students who are themselves struggling. Using a set of skills developed over the past two decades and his RELATE Teaching Method, Mark has become one of the best-known educators in the world. He is passionate about his work and is committed to transforming the education system, so it works for everyone.