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: Concave Mirrors Image Formation

This simulation is like a virtual light box for exploring the reflection of light off concave mirrors and the manner in which such reflection leads to the formation of an image of a complex object. It's pretty awesome!

Multimedia Physics Studios - Reflection and Mirrors Animations

This page consists of links to a variety of animations similar to those shown in the video. Each is accompanied by a written explanation.

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 Reflection of Light and Image Formation page makes a good complement to this video. The discussion is specific to concave mirrors.

Reflection of Light and Image Formation