Lesson plan

Mirrors

Summary
A series of activities using mirrors, can be run as free experimentation.
Science content
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Resource
Procedure

Students are told what the challenge is at each station.
Students freely experiment at each station with minimal guidance, so that they can make their own discoveries.

Discuss discoveries and pull out key concepts on light reflection (and angles for older students).

End the lesson with building a kaleidoscope each.

Notes

Science Club did three activities: Mirrors for looking round corners, Mirror symmetry patterns, Kaleidoscope.
New York After School programs did more.

Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teaching Site
Gordon Elementary Science Club
After School Programs at Elementary schools in New York City