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Characteristics of Light

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Identify the shadow made by an object

  • Describe how light travels in straight lines

  • Explain how shadows are formed

  • Explain how light from a bulb illuminates a place

  • Explain why light gets dimmer farther from a light source

  • Identify surfaces that reflect light

  • Predict the direction in which flat mirrors reflect light

  • Draw a ray diagram to show how light reflects off a flat mirror

  • Accurately measure angles of incidence and angles of reflection

  • Explain how light reflects off rough surfaces

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching

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