How does light travel?

This activity includes two experiments that explore shadows and light and how mirrors can demonstrate how light travels.

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Gretchen Walker
Patricia McGlashan
Laura Danly
Eric Hamilton
Stephanie Fotiadi
The Education Department at the American Museum of Natural History

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The document is targeted to after school groups that are generally multi-aged. There may be additional preparations for materials that offer extensions for the older groups.

This is one activity in a large educator guide about the sun and light.

This activity can be related back to the climate and earth's processes, while the other activities are more solar system/universe based.

This activity is pages 15-17 and no other reference is neccessary.