Why Lesson Planet?
Young scholars construct ray diagrams to show incident and reflected light from a mirror. In this reflection lesson plan, students draw diagrams to show the direction light travels for a person close to a mirror and a person distant from a mirror. They determine the minimum length a mirror must be to allow a person to see his/her entire body. Young scholars experiment with a long mirror and answer questions about the size of the mirror in relation to the location of the person.