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Activity

Mirror multiple reflections

Summary: 
Use two or more mirrors to make multiple reflections and find someone's face.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection): 
Physical Science: Light and Sound (grade 4)
Lessons activity is in: 
Resource: 
Materials: 
  • 4 small mirrors
  • a flat table
  • two people
Procedure: 

Sit next to your partner and put your chins on the table.
Put a mirror between you so that you can see each other's face in the mirror.

Now arrange three mirrors so that you can still see each other. The releflections will bounce back and forth between the mirrors.
With 4 mirrors, you might need to be at opposite ends of a table (see p.19 in the resource book).

Grades tested: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Teaching site: 
After School Program at Elementary schools in New York City