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Title: Light Rays Classroom Activity
Url: http://www.mathmachines.net/Activities/lightrays/index.htm
Creator: Thomas, Fred
Publisher: Math Machines
Sinclair Community College
Description: In this lesson from Math Machines, students will learn a practical application of the law of reflection. The class will program a SAM robot to pivot a mirror and reflect a light source. In addition to learning about robotics and gaining experience programming calculators, the students will also get to see geometry applied in a real world experiment.
A participant handout (including worksheet) and facilitator notes are made available for download in DOC file format. Links to calculator programs are also included.
LC Classification: Technology -- Technology (General) -- Industrial engineering -- Applied mathematics. Quantitative methods
Science -- Physics -- Optics. Light -- Physical optics -- Reflection
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Special teaching methods and aids -- Other methods, A-Z -- Calculators
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Elementary geometry -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry
GEM Subject: Vocational Education -- Technical
Science -- Technology
Science -- Engineering
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Geometry
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Key Concept: Physics -- Reflection and refraction
Mechanical engineering -- Machine design
Mathematics -- Real-world applications
Computer science -- Robotics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2006-01-31
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Mathematical Models
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Software
Teaching Guides
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Worksheets
Format: doc
html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-04-26 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-11-02 09:57:29 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Project
Source: ATE Projects
Full Record Views: 39
Resource URL Clicks: 3
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