Psuedo Day 93 – Problem Based Learning: Mirrors

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Science 8 – March 4

Students were given a problem where they had to design an optical system that concentrated light and then reflected it around a couple of corners. This was a good task for the students to apply some basic ideas (reflection from a plane mirror) into something more complex.  Prior to doing this problem I had shown the class my Newtonian reflector telescope, which functions with the same principles (a curved mirror to collect light and a plane mirror to direct the image through the eyepiece).

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