Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Little Refraction Magic

A major element of light we encounter is how refraction works and how we use it. Whether it be light traveling from air to water or air to glass, mysterious things can happen.  A mystical convex lens can make items appear larger, a majestic concave lens can flip things upside down and water makes a whole appear broken.  It is truly amazing!  We witnessed 'broken' pencils, fat fingers, appearing pennies and magnified or flipped images.

Each child utilized the scientific method to learn, hypothesize and predict, experiment and collect data and conclude what the results mean based on their knowledge and understanding.  Whew, there it is, the scientific method.  Let's see how they did!

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