Angles of reflection
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Have you ever wondered how a mirror works? Explore the magic of lights reflection through this hands on activity.
- A 4 x 6 inch mirror for each student group
- A roll of masking tape for each student group
- Science notebook or lab sheet
- Protractor for older grades
- Strong tape to secure mirrors to classroom wall
- Lab sheet if using
GBO suggestion - Do this activity as a station in a rotation with several other light activities
- Suggested activities to create stations are:
- How does light work? Making a Water Prism
- Making sense of color
- You will want to split your classroom into partner groups for this activity.
- You will need about 4 feet of empty wall space for this activity, an MPR may work well.
- Follow directions for activity in “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Angles of Reflection”. Download is below.
Mirrors are the central component to telescopes.
Understand how a mirror works and you are on your way to understanding the universe!
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