This demonstration serves as a superb introduction to the refraction of light. Students place a penny underneath a plastic cup. While viewing the penny through the side of the cup, they slowly fill the cup with water. The penny disappears from sight.
This learning experience can be used as a culminating activity (in lieu of a final exam) or as a project that covers a number of strands. In an attempt to find out if it is possible to build a... read more
Author: Samantha Beattie, Don Galbraith Award winner, University of Ontario Institute of Technology Pre-activity description: To introduce students to the concept of heat transfer we will test how... read more