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Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arbor ScientificObserve objects through a periscope. Draw ray diagrams to explain image formation. Extend the activity by rotating one of the periscope mirrors and explaining the resulting inverted image.
Posted on January 1, 2011 by Lori AndersonThe Law of Reflection states that the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection. Students will use ray tracing to predict the location and image characteristics for flat and curved mirrors. Students will use ray tracing to discover and explain how different types of images are created with plane, concave and convex mirrors
Posted on January 1, 2011 by Dale FreelandThis activity is designed to help students "discover" that light reflected form a mirror’s surface is reflected in a systematic, predictable way such that the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection.
Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arbor Scientific
In this activity, students will investigate the minimum size mirror required for you to see a full image of yourself.
Why do shoe stores and clothier shops have full-length mirrors? Need a mirror be as tall and wide as you for you to see a complete image of yourself?
Large mirror, preferably full length, ruler and [...]
Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arbor ScientificChapter 29 Lab #79: Students will use a mirror system with multiple reflections to apply the concept of reflection.
Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arbor ScientificChapter 29 Lab #77: Students will formulate ideas about how reflected light travels to their eyes.
Posted on November 9, 2010 by Lori AndersonOne day in my classroom...“My students were amazed by examples of colorful fiber optics but didn't understand how the light goes from one end to the other; even when bent. After testing various angles of laser light through water and air up to 40 degrees, most students assume the light will continue to exit the other side.
Posted on January 1, 2006 by Chris ChiaverinaThe constituent colors in a beam of light are revealed when the light is dispersed by a raindrop or passed through optical instruments known as prisms and diffraction gratings. In each case, an array of colors, or spectrum, is observed.Much of what we know about the makeup of matter has been gained through spectroscopy, the study of spectra.