This quantitative, inquiry based laboratory exercise for physics or physical science classes examines concave mirrors. The exercise measures the focal length of a concave mirror by using a simple optics bench.
Applicable to Physical Science, Physics, Honors Physics, and AP Physics classes.
Instructor's Notes and Student Worksheets are included.
This exercise covers portions of the following California State Science Standard
Physics - Waves
Investigation and Experimentation
This mini lab exercise can be used in conjunction with Mini Lab: Converging Lenses
and Mini Lab: Lenses