Law of Reflection

Reflection seems simple to understand, but without a complete understanding, pupils struggle with ray diagrams, specular versus diffuse reflection, total internal reflection, and image formation. An engaging interactive provides three levels of practice demonstrating mastery of the Law of Reflection. Immediate feedback, additional explanations, and progressive mastery increase participant confidence.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the first level as a class demonstration of how to select the correct answer, as the interactive it isn't as intuitive as many might expect
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of the Law of Reflection and its applications
  • Designed for use on smart phones, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, desktops, and laptop computers
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Adds an additional practice question every time a user misses one
  • Offers a Help Me! feature, which explains each answer in detail
  • Includes a great list of other resources for extended learning
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