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Reflection of Light With Two Plane Mirrors - Double Mirrors Placed at a Number of Angles

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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: Mathematics, General Science, Physical Science


Students experiment to find that as the angle between two mirrors is increased or decreased, the number of reflected images increases or decreases. A relationship also exists between the size of the angles and the number of edges of the mirrors that are visible. Placement of the images in the mirrors depends on the distance from the surfaces of the two mirrors.

Reflection of Light With Two Plane Mirrors - Double Mirrors Placed at a Number of Angles  [130KB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Optics Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: December 17th, 2014
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