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Activity

Mirrors for looking round corners

Summary: 
Use a mirror to look around corners.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Lessons activity is in: 
Materials: 
  • small mirror
  • pieces of paper and pencil
  • piece of card
Procedure: 

Draw/write something on the piece of paper.

Place the drawing behind the card so that it is not visible.
Find the place to hold the mirror so that you can see around the card at your drawing.

Stick the drawing on the underside of a table.
Find the place to hold the mirror so that you can see under the desk at your drawing.

Play around with other ways of using the mirror to see around corners/behind you etc.

Notes: 

Make a periscope

Grades taught: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Teaching site: 
General Gordon Elementary Science Club
Activity originally developed and delivered: 

Gordon Elementary Science Club