Interactive
1
1
Physics Classroom

#### The L.O.S.T. Art of Image Description - Curved Mirrors

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We see curved mirrors every day in spoons, rear-view mirrors, stores as a safety measure, make-up mirrors, and in novelty stores. Scholars explore the changes to an image based on the curve of the mirror, the location of the image, and...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Light and Optics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Nineteen word problems dealing with frequency, speed, reflection, and refraction of light are provided here. Empower your physics masters to manipulate equations for computing angles, focal lengths, image heights, and more! This is a...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Light and Quantum

For Students 9th - 12th
This is a stellar overview of everything light and quantum! There are 30 multiple choice questions, none of them requiring any mathematical computation. There are a few diagrams to analyze: light rays striking reflective and refractive...
Lesson Plan
Cornell University

#### Beam Focusing Using Lenses

For Students 11th - 12th
Explore optics using an inquiry-based experimental approach! Young scholars use a set of materials to design and build a unit capable of focusing a beam of light. They experiment with different lenses to determine the best approach to...
Lesson Plan
Cornell University

#### Building a Compound Light Microscope

For Students 9th - 12th
What better way to learn how to use a microscope than building your own? A lab investigation has scholars use lenses from magnifying glasses and sheets of cork to design their own compound microscopes. They calculate focal length and the...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Cassegrain Telescope

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does a telescope magnify images? Learners first watch a tutorial explaining the basic construction of a telescope. Then they interact with a simulation that allows for changes in the location and diameter of the reflecting mirrors....
PPT
Bowels Physics

#### Light, Reflection, and Mirrors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the connection of light, reflection, and mirrors. A comprehensive lesson introduces the basics of light in relation to reflection and mirrors. After an explanation of the vocabulary, the presentation shows how to create ray...
PPT
Urbana School District

#### Optics

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Don't worry, optics is a light topic! The presentation covers reflection, refraction, fiber optics, mirages, prisms, rainbows, dispersion, mirrors, lenses, telescopes, diffraction, the human eye, and much, much more. Presentation is the...
PPT
Curated OER

#### Concave Mirrors

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Study concave and convex mirrors with an in-depth slideshow presentation. Slides contain term definitions as well as labeled diagrams.
Lesson Plan
Michigan Technological University

#### Giant Mirrors

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know some retailers use curved mirrors in their fitting rooms to make customers look thinner? Pupils view themselves in convex and concave mirrors to understand the difference. The resource includes big ideas for multiple age...
Activity

#### Curved Mirrors

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Discover concave and convex mirrors using a laser light. Scholars experiment with real and virtual images before reading a handout and completing homework questions. Included extensions greatly benefit learners, so take advantage of the...
PPT
Jefferson Lab

#### Optics: Mirrors and Lenses

For Students 9th - 12th
Did you see that or did I imagine it? Optical illusions are often created with mirrors and lenses, and here is a presentation that covers many different types of mirrors and lenses and how they work. Flat, concave, and convex mirrors, as...
Unit Plan
Curated OER

#### Light and Geometric Optics

For Students 10th - 11th Standards
It's time to see the light  with a unit that focuses on light and geometric optics, including concave and convex mirrors. A variety of experiments, worksheets, and online activities are included.
Activity
Exploratorium

#### Touch the Spring

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Concave mirrors and the images they produce are traditional topics in the physics classroom. This resource explains how to set up an investigation of them, and it provides you with the explanation of concepts.
Activity
Exploratorium

#### Parabolas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A parabolic mirror toy demonstrates how concave mirrors objects reflect light and produce a realistic image at their focal point. This resource probably doesn't explain any more than the printed insert that accompanies such an apparatus...
Activity
Exploratorium

#### Hot Spot

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Not only does a concave mirror focus light waves, it can also concentrate infrared radiation into a hot spot. If you have a small electric heater and such a mirror, demonstrate this for your physical science class.
Activity
Exploratorium

#### Cylindrical Mirror

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Using flexible mirror-like paper, physical scientists experiment with images produced by curving it and looking into its reflective surface. They find that concave mirrors cause reflected light waves to cross and actually flip the image...
PPT
Curated OER

#### Spherical Mirrors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Some formatting issues will need repair (a few overlapping text boxes and pictures), but overall this is a comprehensive presentation on how light reflects off of spherical mirrors. Both convex and concave mirrors are explained,...
Assessment
Curated OER

#### Physics 152 Fall 2004 Final Exam, Parts A, B, C, D

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
At the end of a general physics course focused on light and electricity, you can administer this exam. Concepts covered include electromagnetism, circuits, induction, light rays, lenses and mirrors, characteristics of light, electron...
PPT
Mr. E. Science

#### Light

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Where does bad light end up? In a prism! The presentation covers light, mirrors, lenses, and the structure of the eye. It also provides explanations of reflection, refraction, concave and convex mirrors and lenses, and a comparison of...
Interactive
Physics LAB

#### Spherical Mirror: Equation #1

For Students 9th - 12th
In this spherical mirrors worksheet, students answer 14 questions about convex and concave mirrors and the images formed in each. They determine if images are real or virtual, if they are upright or inverted, the focal length of the...
Interactive
Physics LAB

#### Spherical Mirror Equation #2

For Students 9th - 12th
For this spherical mirror worksheet, high schoolers are given diagrams of concave spherical mirrors, their focal points and an object. Students answer 10 questions about the location of the images, the size of the images and the height...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Planning a Funhouse

For Students 7th - 12th
In this mirrors worksheet, students will design and draw their creation of a "Crazy Mirror Room." They must use a combination of convex, concave, and plane mirrors and they must write a description of what a person's reflection would...