Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection

Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection
Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection
Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection
Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection
Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection
Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection
Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection
Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection
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Product Description

Why does it look like objects are behind mirrors? This activity uses a transparent mirror to track the path of light and understand how objects appear to be behind mirrors.

Questions Answered:

How does light reflect off of objects?

What's the result of light traveling in straight lines?

How do objects appear to be behind mirrors?

Topics Addressed:

Reflection

Light travels in straight lines

Light reflects off of objects

Learn to use scientific equipment:

Laser pointers, transparent mirror

Materials Needed

transparent mirrors

Preparation Time

order/gather supplies

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To see companion curricular pieces click here

Answer Key Included

Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to.

Time Required

30 minutes or longer depending on how much of the written assignment you use.

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Copyright ©Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Photographs and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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4 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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