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With the Introduction to Reflection and Refraction Activity-Stations Kit for physical science and physics, explore the basic principles of reflection and refraction. investigate properties of visible light.

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Students explore the basic principles of reflection and refraction as they investigate properties of visible light in this series of three hands-on experiments: Plane Mirror, Refraction of a Transmitted Light and Multiple Images. As students rotate from one lab station to the next, they use a plane mirror to discover the law of reflection, investigate the refraction of transmitted light and explore multiple images created by two mirrors set at various angles. The activity-stations format allows more labs to be completed in less time, with each activity designed to take 12–15 minutes to complete. Teacher notes with sample data, prelab and post-lab questions and answers, and materials to perform each activity are supplied.

All materials are completely reusable—a great value! Complete for 9 student groups.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
HS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

MS-PS4-2. Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
HS-PS4-3. Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other.