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Explore Reflection with Reflect View

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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
1/2 Hour – 1 Hour

Supplies

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)