Reflection: Coherence Mira Mira The Amazing Mira - Section 1: Engaging Them


It has never made sense to me that math and science aren't taught together more often! We could spend so much less time on covering science topics and math topics if we could look at curriculum and find the link any chance we can. In this case, it's really easy! Symmetry is introduced in second grade with CCSS. However, it is revisited again in fourth grade with adding to the lines of symmetry and understanding that objects can have more than one line of symmetry. This lesson lays the foundation of revisiting one line of symmetry, maybe discovering more than one line in the process ( my hope) and connecting their understanding of how reflection works. We then are able to understand light waves and energy more deeply while connecting it to understanding math better too! 

  Connecting Science and Math Any Chance You Get!
  Coherence: Connecting Science and Math Any Chance You Get!
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Mira Mira The Amazing Mira

Unit 5: Energy
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: Students understand symmetry through reflection of light waves.

Big Idea: Using a mira, students draw symmetrical pictures and then explain how the mira works using what they know about reflection and the eye.

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