With simple reflection off a transparent surface, you can produce virtual images that look an awful lot like Holograms. The phenomenon is based on a theater trick from the 18th century that’s named after the man who made them famous, John Pepper – Pepper’s Ghost! Explore the STEM of this intriguing phenomena with your students!
Grade Range: 1 to 8
Duration: 1/2 Hour – 1 Hour
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)
- Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed or transmitted through various materials (NGSS MS-PS4-2)