Geometric Optics: Crash Course Physics #38

Light can be a mysterious phenomenon. Take away some of the mystery with an intriguing video lesson. The 38th lesson of the Crash Course physics series studies the movement of light waves. Topics include refraction and reflection as well as converging and diverging.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Follow the video lesson with a lab investigation exploring refraction and reflection of light
  • Ask pupils to write down three key takeaways from the video as an exit card
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires individual Internet access if assigning for independent viewing
Pros
  • Presenter conveys her passion for the topic throughout her presentation
  • Incorporates ray diagrams to quantify forces
Cons
  • None