Category Archives: Light

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 … Continue reading

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Day 2.26 Lens Lab Data – Call for Help

Thurs. Mar 6, 2014   Physics 2 students were given the freedom to investigate anything they felt compelled to using a light source, converging lens, and viewing screen.  Some groups choose to measure the distance from the light to lens … Continue reading

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Day 2.23 Modeling Real Image Formation

Fri. Feb 28, 2014   Physics 2 students have already seen real images with their eyes, but were now given the task to model the light from the object as it is treated by a converging lens.  Each group placed … Continue reading

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Day 2.15 Viewing Real and Aerial Images

Fri. Feb 14, 2014   Physics 2 began it’s study of lenses today.  We created the above set up in order to view what a converging lens does to light.  In the first picture you can see a Real Image on … Continue reading

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Day 2.13 Laser Shoot Challenge

Wed. Feb 12, 2014 Physics 2 students have been studying reflection and refraction.  I give them a paper that has the outline of a shape and angle of incidence drawn on it.  Their job is to predict 3 locations where … Continue reading

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Day 2.6 Reflection and Refraction

Mon. Feb 3, 2014 The above set up easily shows the relationship between the light ray angle in and the reflected as well as refracted angle.  Graphing the refraction data will very nicely model the relationship some guy named Snell … Continue reading

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