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Lab-Aids: Investigating Light - Reflection and Mirrors (Station approach) Kit - STEMfinity
  • SKU: LAB-P104-S03

Lab-Aids: Investigating Light - Reflection and Mirrors (Station approach) Kit


Lab-Aids: Investigating Light - Reflection and Mirrors (Station approach) Kit

Working at this station, students use plane and curved mirrors to observe and measure the angles of incident and reflected rays. Using their data, students apply their understanding of Snell„¢s Law and straight-line travel to explain how mirrors can focus light and produce reversed images. The activities in this module (and in the related LAB-P104-S01, LAB-P104-S02, and LABP104-S04 modules) were originally part of longer units developed at the University of Kentucky. The station approach allows you to offer a variety of concurrent activities for different student groups.
This kit was written and designed by professors at the University of Kentucky.
Scientific Concepts:
  • Light travels in a straight line.
  • Light reflects from surfaces in a predictable fashion with predictable results.
  • Ideal companion for Kits‚ LAB-P104-S01, LAB-P104-S02, and LABP104-S04.

Content List:
  • 1 Lab-Aids Light Station
  • 2 Plane mirrors
  • 3 Plane mirror holders
  • 1 Flexible, two-sided mirror
  • 1 Flexible mirror holder
  • 1 Single-slot mask
  • 1 Three-slot mask
  • 1 T-shaped beam blocker
  • 1 Viewing screen
  • 1 Yellow wooden rod
  • 1 Green wooden rod
  • 1 Piece of aluminum foil
  • 1 Piece of white paper
  • 1 Piece of colored paper
  • 1 Piece of string
  • 2 Colored pencils
  • 3 Glue dots
  • 10 Tape pieces, removable
  • 1 Teacher's Guide
  • 1 Transparency

Classroom Planning:
  • Number of Students: 1 small group
  • To complete the activities in this four-activity kit requires four to eight ~50-minute class periods