Grade: High School - 6

PII.9.6
Develop graphical and mathematical representations that describe the relationship between the angle between two polarizing filters and the intensity of light passed through the filters from an unpolarized light source and apply those representations to qualitatively and quantitatively describe how changing the angle between polarizing filters affects the intensity of light passing through both filters.

I Can Statements Academic Vocabulary
* I can develop graphical and mathematical representations that describe the relationship between the angle between two polarizing filters and the intensity of light passed through the filters from an unpolarized light source.
* I can apply graphical and mathematical representations to qualitatively describe how changing the angle between polarizing filters affects the intensity of light passing through both filters.
* I can apply graphical and mathematical representations to quantitatively describe how changing the angle between polarizing filters affects the intensity of light passing through both filters.

Polarization
Filter
Light Intensity

Cross Cutting Concepts
Energy and Matter
Cause and Effect
Looking Back Looking Ahead
* Investigate the properties of light, sound, and other energy waves and how they are reflected, absorbed, and transmitted through materials and space. (6.PS.4) * The student is able to analyze data (or a visual representation) to identify patterns that indicate that a particular mechanical wave is polarized and construct an explanation of the fact that the wave must have a vibration perpendicular to the direction of energy propagation. [SP 5.1, 6.2] (AP P2 LO 6.A.1.3)