Reflection and Mirrors
Who Can See Who?
Optics Bench - Mirrors
The Who Can See Who? Interactive is a skill-building tool that allows the learner to explore images in plane mirrors. The learner is presented with the position of five students (Allan, Bill, Callie, Del and Ellie) and a plane mirror and challenged to identify which student(s) Allan (or Bill or Callie ...) can see in the mirror. When a learner makes a decision as to who can see who, feedback is immediate and explanations are provided with a ray diagram. The built-in score-keeping makes this Interactive a perfect candidate for a classroom activity.
Name That Image
Many people are familiar with the odd image distortions created by a collection of fun house mirrors
. But not everyone knows the physics that underlies the phun. In this Interactive, learners can drag a candle to various positions in front of a curved mirror and quickly observe the characteristics of the images that are formed. It's that simple; no dripping candle wax, no mess to clean up, just pure physics.
The Physics Classroom thank their friends at Nerd Island Studios
for contributing this Interactive to our collection.
The Name That Image Interactive is a skill-building tool that allows the learner to explore the characteristics of images formed by concave and convex mirrors. The learner is presented with the position of an object in front of a curved mirror and must decide which one of ~30 images is the corresponding image for that object position. When a learner makes a decision, feedback is immediate. Learners can view the ray diagrams once the corresponding image is identified. The built-in score-keeping makes this Interactive a perfect candidate for a classroom activity.