Day 2.34 Plane Mirror Fun

Thurs. Mar 20, 2014

This is one of my favorite yet simplistic labs we do.  Using a small plane mirror students place a whiteboard marker in front of the mirror.  Because the markers are taller than the mirrors I have the students place a second marker at the location the image appears to be at.  Once they have it placed they measure the position of the “image marker” relative to the mirror, both x and y components.

The Setup:2014-03-20 14.54.27

2014-03-20 14.54.36


The View in the Mirror:

2014-03-20 14.54.02


About bradwysocki

I teach high school Chemistry and Physics using Arizona State University's Modeling Method. The school I teach in is Bloomer HS in Northwest Wisconsin. I've been using the Modeling Method for 7 years now and have just recently begun using Standards Based Grading as a way to assess my students learning.
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