What is reflection and how can we use it?

In this lesson, we will be learning about reflection! We will learn about reflective and non-reflective materials and their uses. Then we will look at two different types of reflection: specular and diffuse reflection. Then we will learn the law of reflection. For this lesson, you will need a pencil, a piece of paper and a ruler.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is light?

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Q2.What is dark?

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Q3.Transparent object is one where...

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Q4.How is a shadow created?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.What is light?

1/4

Q2.What is dark?

2/4

Q3.Transparent object is one where...

3/4

Q4.How is a shadow created?

4/4

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Science-Reflection end of lesson Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

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Q1.What is reflection?

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Q2.What types of material are reflective?

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Q3.Fill in the gap with the correct word: The angle of incidence is always _____ to the angle of reflection

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Q4.With diffuse reflection how does light bounce off a surface?

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Q5.On which surfaces does specular reflection occur?

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Science-Reflection end of lesson Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is reflection?

1/5

Q2.What types of material are reflective?

2/5

Q3.Fill in the gap with the correct word: The angle of incidence is always _____ to the angle of reflection

3/5

Q4.With diffuse reflection how does light bounce off a surface?

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Q5.On which surfaces does specular reflection occur?

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Lesson summary: What is reflection and how can we use it?

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