A) PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT
  • Chainsaw to cut ice blocks
  • Bar and ice tongs to remove ice blocks
  • Band saw to cut ice slabs
  • Slide warmer
  • Sledge microtome to thin ice slab
  • Glass plates to mount ice slabs
  • Sandpaper to prepare flat surface
  • Water bottle with squeeze spout
  • Light table
  • Polarizer sheets *
B) HOME AND SCHOOL EQUIPMENT
  • Bucket of water on porch or container in a freezer to create ice
  • Hand saw to trim the ice or to cut slabs of ice
  • Slide warmer
  • Wood plane or coarse sandpaper to prepare falt surfaces or to thin ice
  • Hot plate or flat frying pan placed on a stove to thin ice
  • Polarizer sheets *
  • Light table or other light source
C) PETRI DISH EXPERIMENT EQUIPMENT
  • Glass petri dish
  • Polarizer sheets *
  • Light table or other light source
* Polarizer sheets can be obtained from Edmund Scientific