Science: Bending Light

Week 12 of school we learned about bending light using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 8. Cameron did not join us because he had a work meeting he needed to be at.

We learned that the angle the light of a laser pointer is aimed at a mirror is not exactly the same as the angle at which the light is reflected (though it is very close).

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We stood where we could not see a coin in a bowl and then added water until the light bent enough that we could see the coin.

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We put a straw in a glass of water and saw that the light bending made the straw look bent.

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We watched some YouTube videos on bending light.

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We made light bend with water.

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We played with Jell-o Jigglers to see how light going through it changed depending on thickness and shape.

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