Trick or Science: Catching the Light

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Your class might be surprised to learn that mirrors have been around since the first century AD! Young scientists explore reflection and refraction of light through a series of challenges. They use this knowledge to design their own magic tricks and answer a summative quiz. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson by exploring concave and convex mirrors
  • If time allows, play Laser Maze
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of light energy and its properties and behaviors
Pros

  • Lists supplementary resources for both teachers and pupils
  • Fun, interactive lesson keeps scholars engaged throughout
  • Includes answer key
Cons

  • None
NGSS