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Mirage with laser
Description: A laser beam passes over a sheet of aluminum that has been heated with a bunsen burner. When the heat is on, the laser image can be seen 'jumping' around. After you turn the heat off, the image still moves around, but move the plate with a pair of plyers and the beam movement ceases. Return the plate and the movement also returns.
Hazards: Plate remains hot for a while after the demonstration is complete. Place the hot plat where it will not be touched by your students or you.
Setup Time: 1 day
Quant. in Demo Room: 1
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