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Corner Reflector

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Overview:
In this optics/mathematics activity, learners use two hinged mirrors to create a kaleidoscope that shows multiple images of an object. Learners discover that the number of images reflected in the mirrors depends on the angle between the mirrors. Learners also observe that when they set the hinged mirrors on top of a third mirror, they create a reflector that always sends light back in the direction from which it came. Use this activity to introduce basic principles of light and optics including angle of reflection and angle of incidence.
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Provider Set:
Science Snacks
Date Added:
12/07/2012
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0
Language:
English
Media Format:
Text/HTML

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