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.
Light travels in a straight line.
Light reflects from surfaces in a predictable fashion with predictable results.