Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection

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

 

NOTE: This activity is part of the Light, Optics, & Color Unit found here.

Light and Optics: Properties of Light, Reflection

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