Activity

Mirrors for looking round corners

Summary
Use a mirror to look around corners.
Science content
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Lessons activity is in
Materials
  • small mirror
  • pieces of paper and pencil
  • piece of card
Procedure

Draw/write something on the piece of paper.

Place the drawing behind the card so that it is not visible.
Find the place to hold the mirror so that you can see around the card at your drawing.

Stick the drawing on the underside of a table.
Find the place to hold the mirror so that you can see under the desk at your drawing.

Play around with other ways of using the mirror to see around corners/behind you etc.

Notes

Make a periscope

Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teaching site
Gordon Elementary Science Club