Concept Checker for Refraction Simulation

Our Concept Checker for the Refraction simulation consists of 24 questions organized into 6 Question Groups. While the simulation is multi-faceted, this Concept Checker focuses on refraction and the direction of bending. Students must correctly answer one question from each Question Group to earn the Trophy for this Concept Checker.

Like all our Concept Checkers, it is designed to be used as a follow-up to the use of the Refraction simulation.  We recommend the use of our classroom-ready exercise with the simulation and Concept Checker.

The Concept Checker targets student understanding of the following learning outcome:
  • The student should be able to describe the effect that the angle of incidence has upon the brightness of the transmitted and the reflected rays.
  • The student should be able to use index of refraction values to predict whether the refraction is towards the normal line (angle of refraction is less than the angle of incidence) or away fro the normal line (angle of refraction is greater than the angle of incidence).

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