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All About Light
Run time: 20 minutes
Most people certainly take light for granted. But understanding the basic nature of light can open up a whole new world! Students learn how light travels in waves as well as how those waves behave. Children discover the connection between light and color. With real-life demonstrations and a hands-on activity, these concepts are more easily understood.
“All About Light.” SAFARI Montage. Schlessinger Media, 1999.
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Hands on Experiment
Using the given materials, students will find a way to shine the beam of light from the starting point to the end target without going outside the lines of the maze.
Hint: Students can use gem clips or tape to get mirrors to stand up.
Maze #1: mirrors, tape, gem clips, laser
Maze #2: mirrors, concave & convex mirrors/lenses, tape, gem clips, laser
Maze #3: mirrors, lenses, prisms, tape, gem clips, laser
Inspiration from http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/154747