This 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.


Required Equipment

Arbor Scientific Light Box & Optical Set 2.0
Arbor Scientific Protractor

Dale Freeland

Acknowledgements: Thank you to Dale Freeland for his work in developing this lab. Dale is an award-winning physics teacher and co-author of our Light & Color Teachers Guide. You may also have seen him present physics related workshops at NSTA conferences and State science conferences around the country.