Activity

Mirror multiple reflections

Summary
Use two or more mirrors to make multiple reflections and find someone's face.
Science content
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Lessons activity is in
Resource
Materials
  • 4 small mirrors
  • a flat table
  • two people
Procedure

Sit next to your partner and put your chins on the table.
Put a mirror between you so that you can see each other's face in the mirror.

Now arrange three mirrors so that you can still see each other. The releflections will bounce back and forth between the mirrors.
With 4 mirrors, you might need to be at opposite ends of a table (see p.19 in the resource book).

Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teaching site
After School Programs at Elementary schools in New York City