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74 resources with the concept mirrors

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Who Can See Who?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While only briefly mentioned in most Physics books, plane mirrors and their applications offer the basics necessary for future studies. While working through an interactive, pupils demonstrate knowledge of both reflection and its forms....
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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...
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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...
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Solar Power

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
One day's worth of sunlight can supply everyone on Earth with electricity for a year! Why, then, do we find ourselves in an energy crisis? Shine a light on solar energy with a short lesson and video. As part of a larger energy unit from...
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Why Do Mirrors Flip Horizontally (But Not Vertically)?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Want to see your class flip out over a simple question? Blow their minds and challenge young physicists using a video from an engaging physics playlist. The narrator demonstrates how mirrors show only what they are presented and...
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A Giant Silver Mirror Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Mirror, mirror, on the wall ... who's the best chemistry teacher of them all? You'll get the vote for certain after your class completes the Silver Mirror experiment! Partnered pupils use Tollen's reagent and glucose to silverplate a...
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Can You Go the Speed of Light?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is it physically possible to travel at the speed of light? A video in the Veritasium playlist discusses Einstein's Theory of Relativity. The narrator then challenges learners to consider the classic thought experiment: If you travel at...
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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....
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Prom Night

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Create the perfect prom night image using the Law of Reflection! An interactive lesson explores angles of reflection when looking in a full-length mirror. Learners change the distance from the mirror and length of the mirror and watch...
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Acoustic Mirrors

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Investigate sound waves with acoustic mirrors. Using audio software, groups make recordings of musical instruments, both with and without acoustic mirrors. They compare the recordings to see the effect of acoustic mirrors on sound waves....
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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...
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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...
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Reflected Light

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The lesson allows young scientists to use lasers and mirrors to study reflected light. A reading passage and homework question assess learning, while additional material introduces extension activities. 
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Reflection and Refraction

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is a prism? A place for light waves that commit minor refractions! The thorough resource includes three hands-on investigations covering light reflection and refraction; mirrors, lenses, and images; and optical systems. Subject...
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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. 
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What Causes Reflections?

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Your kids probably use mirrors every day, but do they know how they work? A reading passage about reflection and reflective objects can address both physical science and reading comprehension. Kids read the paragraphs and use context...
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Reflections of Light

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why can we see our reflection in a window but not a brick wall? Young physicists learn the Law of Reflection and various light properties that help them answer this and other questions about reflection. Use the PowerPoint to introduce...
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The Most Sophisticated Mirror in the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The most sophisticated mirror in the universe is blurry at room temperature. An informative video discusses the five challenges the mirror had to overcome. It addresses each individually and how it was solved. Then it explains the future...
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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...
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STEMbite: Mirrors and Reflection

For Students 5th - 9th
Reflect on reflections by viewing this video. Looking in his bathroom mirror, the videographer explains that anything smooth can act as a mirror. He also introduces a curved mirror and demonstrates how the image differs depending on your...
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Color Kaleidoscopes

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students construct kaleidoscopes to demonstrate how an image is multiplied by angled mirrors before light rays reach their eyes. They follow step-by-step directions to create a kaleidoscope, and draw illustrations of the repeating...
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Use of Personification and Imagery in Poetry

For Teachers 8th
A reading of Theodore Roethke’s dark "Root Cellar" and Sylvia Plath’s more abstract "Mirror" launches a discussion of imagery and personification in poetry.  After finding examples of personification in the poems, class members craft...
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Seeing Yourself

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students compare the meanings of self-portraiture and portraiture. They examine Andy Warhol's Mick Jagger series (1973) of portraits. Afterward, they create self-portrait drawings on unbreakable mirrors.
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Collecting Electromagnetic Radiation

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Astronomy is literally over your head, but this lesson will explain how we study it. Young scientists make telescopes, calculate and compare the light gathering power of lenses, and simulate detection of infared radiation. Materials...