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Reflection of light At a glance Strategies

Many of the optical instruments examined at the start of this module use mirrors.

In 'Bending mirrors' you will investigate how light is reflected and controlled by various mirrors.

You will also investigate how images are formed.

This section consist of an Introductory activity 'Reflection' followed by five activities related to 'Reflection of light'. There is some choice as to which activities you do. You are not expected to complete all activities.

There is a closing discussion which will help you reflect on what you have investigated.

Introductory activity: Reflection
Activity 1: Bending mirrors*
Activity 2: Images**
Activity 3: Plotting rays**
Activity 4: Ray paths**
Activity 5: Calculations***

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