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An investigation into mirrors and images, with a surprise twist. 

In this activity, students will conduct an investigation into how (and where) an image forms in a plane mirror.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • explain how and and where an image is formed in a plane mirror
  • describe how light travels from an object, bounces off of a mirror and is observed as an image
  • describe the difference between an object and an image.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • background information for teachers
  • investigation instructions
  • extension ideas.

Activity idea

Continue your investigations on reflection with the Reflections in a full-length mirror activity.


    Published 26 June 2018 Referencing Hub articles