This is a great way to have students understand light refraction through three hands on experiments that are easy to set up in your classroom. You will need pencils, cups that are clear and opaque, water, index cards, and pennies.
You will receive four sheets. You will receive instructions to cut out and place at the stations, explanations to cut out and place into folders at each station that students can look at when they finish each activity, and the worksheet for students to follow. I have also included a KEY for the student worksheet.
This activity helps with the following standard:
S4P1. Students will investigate the nature of light using tools such as mirrors, lenses, and prisms. It will allow students to better understand
standard S4P1. Identify the physical attributes of a convex lens, a concave lens, and a prism and where each is used because they have to understand what refraction is in order to understand how light behaves when passing through lenses.