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Measuring Sugar Content of a Liquid with a Laser Pointer (SBD-5241-KIT)
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Have you ever noticed the odd "bending" effect that you see when you put a straw in a glass of water? The water refracts the light, so the straw appears to bend at an angle when you look at the line between the air and the water. What about if the glass contains soda pop or juice? Will the straw appear to bend more or less?

With this science project kit, we'll show you how to use the physics of refraction to measure the sugar content of a clear liquid solution. We’ve found the perfect hollow acrylic prism that allows you to skip the difficult step of this science project - building the prism out of glass microscope slides. Impress your teacher with your understanding of one of the basic laws of physics (Snell’s Law) using a laser pointer and our hollow prism!

This kit follows the procedures from the Science Buddies physics project Measuring Sugar Content of a Liquid with a Laser Pointer."

Kits contain tested materials to ensure that you have what you need to successfully complete your science project, have fun, and learn some science along the way!

10% of proceeds go to support Science Buddies!
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 1 Laser pointer
 1 Cardboard sheet
 1 Masking tape, roll
 1 Tape measure
 1  Newsprint, large sheet
 1 String, 48"
 1 Sugar, 100g
 1 Graduated cylinder, 100 mL
 1 Gram scale, digital
 1 Weigh dish, large
 1 Stir rod, plastic, 12"
 1 Scissors, 8"
 1 Hollow acrylic prism with funnel & stopper
 1 Lab notebook
  
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  Calculator with trigonometric functions (sine, arctangent)


    

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