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Look Into Infinity


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Look Into Infinity

Learners use two mirrors to explore how images of images of images can repeat forever. This resource includes a light-ray diagram to help learners understand what they are seeing -- images appear to be grouped in pairs with a front side always facing a front side and a back side always facing a back side. Learners can assist in assembling the Infinity Mirror or use one that has been pre-assembled.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
Over $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • 2 square pieces of plexi-mirror measuring 12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cm)
  • Some kind of stand (See Assembly)
  • Adult help
  • Hole saw (optional)

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
  • Physical Sciences
    • Light and Optics
      • Lenses and Mirrors
      • Reflection and Refraction

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Exploratorium,

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation
  • California Department of Education
  • NEC Foundation of America

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