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Lesson Plan

Mirrors

Summary: 
A series of activities using mirrors, can be run as free experimentation.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Curriculum connection (2005 science topic): 
Physical Science: Light and Sound (grade 4)
Resource: 
Procedure: 

Students are told what the challenge is at each station.
Students freely experiment at each station with minimal guidance, so that they can make their own discoveries.

Discuss discoveries and pull out key concepts on light reflection (and angles for older students).

End the lesson with building a kaleidoscope each.

Notes: 

Science Club did three activities: Mirrors for looking round corners, Mirror symmetry patterns, Kaleidoscope.
New York After School programs did more.

Grades tested: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Site tested: 
General Gordon Elementary Science Club
After School Program at Elementary schools in New York City