Posts Tagged ‘reflection’

The end is near!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

For our final week of school we will be doing a couple of things.  Firstly, we will be reflecting on our learning in science over the year as a whole, but this semester in particular.  Use this powerpoint to help guide you. Reflection

In science there are a lot of misunderstandings and misconceptions, often published in the media.  Here is a list of some of them.  Choose some and find out the truth!  Happy researching! Science Misunderstandings and Misconceptions


Friday, April 29th, 2011

wing mirror by Izzard on flickr

All waves are reflected when they hit a surface or barrier.  The angle at which the wave is reflected is not random, but predictable.  We will investigate angles of incidence (i) and angles of reflection (r) of light waves hitting a plane mirror and try to answer these questions about light and reflection:-

  • Light travels in straight lines.  What evidence can you think of that shows this?
  • What is a virtual image?
  • What does laterally inverted mean?

This link gives some basic information to start with.  This one gives a bit more detail.


Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

car side mirror reflection by just_a_name_thingie on flickr

You are going to investigate reflection in a plane (flat) mirror.  You will use the apparatus provided to collect data to support your findings.  You will be required to present the data in tables, and then to process it appropriately.  Make sure you look at the previous lab on refraction, and don’t make the same mistakes! 

Here is an outline from Mr. Duckworth that explains in a bit more detail what you need to hand in.  REFLECTION LAB