Additional Learning Tools and Resources

Watching a presentation is a passive activity. Getting information is important ... but its not the destination or end point. Now that you've watched the video, its time to do something with the information you've heard. It's time to act on it. The resources below provide an opportunity to do this. We encourage learners to solidify their learning through the use of one or more of the following resources.

Physics Interactives: Optics Bench - Mirrors

The Physics Interactives is our simulation section. This section provides a playful way to learn. Alter a variable, experiment with a system, and interact with the simulation in order to find out how nature works. Our Optics Bench simulation allows students to explore the reflection of light by curved mirrors and the formation of images. The object location and height and the mirror focal length can be easily altered.


Physics Interactives: Name That Image

This Interactive from our simulation section presents an object location and you must identify the image that has the corresponding orientation, location, and size. It's an awesome way to practice what you have learned in the video.



Concept Builders: Lost Art of Image Description

Students love Concept Builders. They provide awesome practice to strengthen understanding of a concept. The Help Me page provides background help specific to the question. If you want to build a concept in your mind, think through a Concept Builder.


Minds On Physics, Reflection and Mirrors module, Mission RM6

Our Minds On Physics program provides an intense workout in careful reading, logical thinking, and conceptual reasoning. It's like eating broccoli - nobody likes it but you know it's good for you. Give Mission RM6 on Object-Image Relations a try. It's great nutrition for your Physics brain. Use the Help link for question-specific help. 

Tutorial: Reflection and the Ray Model of Light, Lesson 3

When you need to quickly review a topic and/or freshen up on a concept, the Tutorial section of our website is your go-to place.  The page titled Image Characteristics for Concave Mirrors makes a good complement of this video.

Image Characteristics for Concave Mirrors