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Reflection of Light With Two Plane Mirrors - Double Mirrors Placed at a 90-Degree Angle

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Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: K-8
Publication Year: 2000
Product Number: EG-2000-10-64-MSFC
Subjects: General Science, Physical Science


Students experiment to find that when two plane mirrors are placed at a 90-degree angle, the image of the first mirror is reflected in the second mirror so that the reversed mirror image is reversed again, and the viewer sees a true image.

Reflection of Light With Two Plane Mirrors - Double Mirrors Placed at a 90-Degree Angle  [113KB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Optics Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: December 17th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild