Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Light and Its Reflection

Today we talked about light. We discussed how light moves in one direction (if I shine a flashlight in front of me, the wall behind me will not light up). Upon further discussion, we started talking about how light bends and reflects to change directions. We pulled out the mirrors and flashlights and did a little experiment. The kids shined a light on a fixed object (wall, ceiling, poster, etc), and then put the mirror in front of the flashlight. What happened? How can we get the light back to our object while still using the mirror? These questions led to some wonderful discussions! What a smart group of 2nd graders we have!

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