Tuesday, May 31, 2011

water, sunlight, and mirrors

This was supposed to be a lesson on refraction, but there wasn't much sun today so we had fun with reflection instead. I love taking the curriculum outside whenever possible. Sunlight is always preferable to fluorescent light and an added bonus was dipping our hands in cold water on a hot day.


I filled up some smallish white  tubs with two sizes of mirrors. One tub had clear water and one tub was tinted a pale purple. 


Later I added some colored translucent shapes to spice things up since there wasn't any direct sunlight. 




I didn't document any of their thoughts today because my hands were busy in the tubs as well! 


The end! 







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