Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Reflection Obstacle Course - Section 4: Sharing and Closing


Creating a sharing opportunity like this allows all students to display their work at the level of their current understanding. This is another way to build a community of risk takers that are safe to explore, communicate, and question.

By prompting the students to share their favorite solution, I allowed them to deal in their "safe" place and share something they should be proud of.

Some students were able to use 4 mirrors, while others were successful with one.  However, everyone was celebrated as a success and I was able to learn what to do next. 

That is a successful session!

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Reflection Obstacle Course

Unit 6: Light Energy
Lesson 5 of 11

Objective: Students will be able to use their knowledge of reflection to create investigations that will cause light rays to follow a determined path.

Big Idea: Understanding that light travels in a straight path and must reflect off of something in order to adjust its path is the big idea here. In a fun obstacle course style experiment, students will learn that the reflection angles are equal.

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Science, Light, questioning, trial and error, investigation, reflection, shadow
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reflected light angles
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