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Optics Suitcase Your Optics Suitcase contains two types of supplies: reusable and give-away.

Reusable Supplies:

Quantity Item
1

black suitcase with room for other items you may add to customize your presentation

1

Sunbeam “Heat to Go” portable heat therapy pad

1

Set of Arbor Scientific “Happy and Unhappy” balls and fact sheet

1

Slinky

1

100 mm diameter silicon wafer, one side polished to a “mirror” finish

1

Optical glass biconvex lens

2

8" x 8" pieces of high-quality, sheet polarizer (no blue leak) in protective transparency holders

6

Transparent plastic cups

1

Set of transparent plasticware - fork, spoon, knife

1

9" x 12" sheet of temperature sensitive microencapsulated liquid crystal rolled in a protective tube

6

Transparencies to help with the presentation

1

Sample of a color flyer

  Purchasing an ACE Brand "Cold Compress" instant ice pack is suggested for use with the liquid crystal demonstration.

 

Give-away Supplies: Take-Home Theme Packets:

Quantity Item
75 Rainbow Peephole™ - Color by Redirecting (Diffraction)
75 Magic Stripes - Color by Polarized Transmission (Polariscope)
75 Magic Patch - Color by Selective Reflection (Liquid Crystals)
75 Periodic Table of the Elements from the American Ceramic Society
25 Color Flyers (not included; The sample is provided as a model.)

Kit
Figure 1. Contents of the Optics Suitcase. Manufacturing details for the give-away supplies and a template for making a flyer may be found in the theme packet pricing/availability section of this website.

Copyright by Stephen D. Jacobs, Rebecca L. Coppens and Christine Andrews-Angelo
December 24, 2001

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