Refraction with Water

smoke on the water 1

laser refraction 1

laser refraction 2

total internal reflection

  • Refracted beam of light made visible with water, coffee creamer, and smoke.
  • Fill container half way with water. Mix in 1 or 2 pinches of non-dairy coffee creamer.
  • Use smoke maker (blue device in top photo) to fill container with smoke. Place lid on container to contain smoke.
  • Use laser pointer to create beam of light.