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THIN FILMS

Module Abstract

In this module, students will learn about the optical properties of thin films. Students will perform an experiment where they will apply a thin film to a piece of card stock paper. The students can then observe the optical properties of the thin film.

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Thin Films Module

PowerPoint Slides 

Module alignment to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) & Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
NGSS Alignments Thin Films Interference

List of Required Materials

The full list of items needed for this module is below.

*Black strips of card stock
*1 Bottle of Clear fingernail polish (non-quick dry)
*1 Shallow tub (approx. 8” by 4” by 1”)
Water