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Investigate Light Reflection

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Design an experiment to investigate how different surfaces determine if light is reflected, refracted, or absorbed 0407.10.2


Links verified 10/25/2010

  1. Broken Pencil - animation and explanation of the science behind an interesting demonstration
  2. Image Formation for Plane Mirrors - good animation showing where an image is formed in a mirror
  3. Law of Reflection - good animation from Multimedia Physics Studio
  4. Lenses - an interactive optics bench that allows students to investigate the effects of object location on the characteristics of an image - from Shockwave Physics Studios This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Let There Be Light - a lesson plan designed for 4th grade science [2 hour duration suggested] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Ray Optics: Light Refraction - several drawings and a good image are used to explain light refraction
  7. Reflection and Refraction of Light Waves - This applet is a sort of tutorial which explains the reflection and the refraction of waves by the principle of Huygens This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Reflection and the Ray Model of Light - chapter outline of a set of explanations about reflection - four lessons, each with multiple parts
  9. Refraction - investigate the refraction and reflection of light at a boundary with this activity from Shockwave Physics Studios This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Refraction and the Ray Model of Light - chapter outline of a set of explanations about refraction - six lessons, each with multiple parts

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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