Teacher 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.


Curriculum Corner, Reflection and Mirrors

Our Curriculum Corner includes in excess of 200 Think Sheets on discrete topics. Each Think Sheet takes a developmental approach to a topic. The one on Ray Diagrams includes some content related to this 6-foot person problem. Blend it with a MOP mission or our simulation (below) and you will have a great lesson.


Physics Interactives: Who Can See Who? Simulation

There are five students sitting in front of the mirror. Who can each student see? This interactive exercise provides students immediate feedback and guidance. It's a "no-fail" activity; every student will eventually succeed.


Concept Builder:  Who Can See Who?

Students love Concept Builders. They provide a large bank of questions of varying difficulty, an intelligent question-delivery system, and immediate feedback on student answers. They can be used in class or (with our Task Tracker system) out of class as quick formative assessments. While this one is unrelated to the six-foot person problem, it still goes a long way towards assessing student understanding of other ray diagram applications.


Minds On Physics, Reflection and Mirrors Module, Mission RM3

Minds On Physics has always been a tool that trains students to read closely, think deeply, and reason conceptually. This mission on Plane Mirror Ray Tracing will do all that and more. Give it a try.


Tutorial on Reflection and the Ray Model of Light, Lesson 2

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. Many teachers include these as links for students on their course management sites. This page is the written version of our video tutorial.

What Portion of a Mirror is Required to View an Image?

Teacher Toolkits: Plane Mirrors

We love our Teacher Toolkits. We hope you do as well. They include a collection of links to vetted resources throughout the web that are standards-based and multi-media driven.