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Investigating Mirrors

Kit #1150

This fun-filled kit introduces students to abstract concepts in science and mathematics. It applies the principle that children learn and understand more readily when taught using strong hands-on materials. This kit is an excellent tool for introducing students to the concept of light traveling in a straight line. It also introduces the uses and properties of mirrors. There are five core activities included in this package: Using a Mirror, Properties of Mirrors, Images in a Mirror, Reflection, Many Images. Students explore and discover concepts with minimal teacher direction as they manipulate plastic mirrors and mirror holders to create images. The material is user-friendly, and the safe plastic mirrors are of exceptional quality. The illustrated step-by-step process with easy-to follow instructions is presented in individual worksheets. The instruction manual provides detailed information about mirrors and all answers to the student worksheets.

Details at a Glance

  • 3-6 Days | 3-6 ~50 minute class periods
  • 5 Activities
  • Accommodates unlimited classes, each with 10 groups of 3 students
  • Meets our criteria for supporting literacy
  • All materials are non-consumable

Scientific Concepts

  • Introduce students to abstracts in science and math
  • Investigate uses and properties of mirrors
  • Understand that light travels in a straight line
  • Explore the reflection of light using mirrors

Guides & Student Sheets

Our kits and modules provide you with everything you need so you can open, review, and teach the material confidently the next day.

  • Full downloadable Teacher Guide with background information, detailed instruction, example data and answers
  • Downloadable Student Sheets with age appropriate background information, full procedure(s), and analysis questions
  • All materials necessary to carry out the investigation
  • Safety Data Sheets

Kit Components

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 30 Student Worksheets and Guides for Investigation 1: Using a Mirror
  • 30 Student Worksheets and Guides for Investigation 2: Images in a Mirror
  • 30 Student Worksheets and Guides for Investigation 3: Many Images
  • 30 Student Worksheets and Guides for Investigation 4: Properties of Mirrors
  • 30 Student Worksheets and Guides for Investigation 5: Reflection
  • 30 Mirror holders
  • 20 Mirrors, plastic and unbreakable
  • 10 Angle cards
  • 20 Slit cards
  • 10 Protractors
  • 20 Rubber bands
  • 10 Washers
  • 10 Rulers