How do polarized sunglasses work? What’s the difference between light color and pigment color? How can a crystal be a liquid?

In this program, the science of light, polarization, and liquid crystals is illustrated. Wave properties of light, molecular organization of matter, and color concepts combine to reveal the secrets of liquid crystal devices. Through interactive demonstrations and high tech visual displays, students learn how common liquid crystal devices such as the displays in calculators, digital clocks, and laptop computers function.


Limited grant funds are available to qualifying schools. Please call for details.

This program supports the Colorado Model Content Standards for Science: 2.1, 2.2, 5.0, 6.0

 

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