Explore Reflection with Reflect View

Demonstrate the concept of reflection and the formation of virtual images by drawing mirror images with the Reflect View.

Grade Range: 1 to 6

Duration: 30-60 minutes


  • 1 Reflect View
  • 1 Lazr finger
  • Ruler
  • Mirror

NGSS Connections:

PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

  • Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light (1-PS4-3)

Some materials allow light to pass through them, others allow only some light through and others block all the light and create a dark shadow on any surface beyond them, where the light cannot reach. Mirrors can be used to redirect a light beam. (1-PS4-3)

  • Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen. (4-PS4-2)

An object can be seen when light reflected from its surface enters the eyes (4-PS4-2)

  • Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed or transmitted through various materials.

When light shines on an object, it is reflected, absorbed or transmitted through the object, depending on the object’s material and the frequency (color) of the light. (MS-PS4-2)

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