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Light and reflection: using mirrors

TLF ID L2042

Change the direction of a light beam using a mirror. Light the way for a scribe to see inside a pyramid. Position mirrors to direct a beam of sunlight. Choose mirrors that will reflect light at a suitable angle. Find animals on a dark night. Choose a mirror that will reflect light at a suitable angle. Notice that the light always travels in a straight line. This learning object is a combination of two objects in a series of six objects.




Educational details

Educational value
  • Demonstrates the angle at which light is reflected by plane mirrors.
  • Illustrates that light always travels in a straight line.
  • Simulates a range of mirror angles to encourage experimentation.
  • Includes a series of tasks that progressively increase in difficulty.
Year level

4; 5

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: The University of Western Australia\; The Centre for Learning Technology
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia\; The Centre for Learning Technology
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: WA, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.clt.uwa.edu.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Roger Dickinson
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Roger Dickinson
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.