A Mirror Big Enough

by: Richard Konicek-Moran

This story is designed to motivate students to explore how mirrors work and how mirrors reflect the light—first reflected from objects to the mirror and then to our eyes as images—and to discover in this particular case the famed rule that “the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection.” Think of the many times a mirror is used in daily life and also how much you understand how it works like it does. Mirrors are indeed the source of some of the most illusive everyday science mysteries.

Grade Levels

Elementary Middle School


Literacy Physical Science


Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/1/2009Stock # PB220X2_19

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