Mirrors Simulation (sk-Intel)

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Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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Students explore the reflection of light by plane mirrors and operate a simple periscope using ray diagrams.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(ST3-7PW) uses scientific knowledge about the transfer of light to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives

(SC4-10PW) describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

(SC4-11PW) discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU080) Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted

(ACSIS231) With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be

(ACSIS086) With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems

(ACSIS218) Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations

(ACSSU155) Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems

(ACSIS139) Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge

(ACSIS140) Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed

(ACSIS145) Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions

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Thursday, 6 March 2008

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