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Hands-on Activity

Mystic Mirrors

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Summary
In this activity, students will explore light travel and how it is redirected with the use of mirrors. Students will review how light is reflected by the objects it strikes. They will then create light illusions with mirrors and explain how they were designed.
Overview
Topic: Electromagnetic Radiation
Real World Science Topics:
  • An evaluation of the properties of light including its movement
  • The observation and experimentation of lights and mirrors and how they affect one another
Objective
After completing this activity, students should be able to describe the path of light as reflected by a mirror. Students should be able to explain how mirrors can be utilized to redirect light from objects and how to create illusions with light.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 2 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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