Science Toys

    Students can play with science toys at the beginning of the science class.  They help to demonstrate principles that we have discussed and give students hands-on experiences using science concepts.  Here are a couple of examples from the optics unit below:

This science toy is an "endless mirror".  The candle inside is reflected continuously by the mirrors which are placed opposite each other.  This demonstrates the Law of Reflection. This science toy demonstrates refraction.  The construx wheels roll down the ramp parallel to each other.  When they hit the rocks (which represent a different medium) they are refracted, but are still travelling in straight lines.

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