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).


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.


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


We watched some YouTube videos on bending light.


We made light bend with water.


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


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