Although this lab is not an inquiry activity, it is another exercise to help students think about light rays and ray diagrams. The students think that the point of the lab is to calculate the diameter of the Sun. Really, the point is to get used to thinking about light as rays to better understand light passing through a lens or bouncing off a mirror. Students will start to think about erect and inverted images as a result as well.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/30/2009Stock # PB240X_47