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Understanding light reflection: Build your own periscope

Build your own periscope
Mirrors change the direction of light and reflect it. We can demonstrate this practically by making a periscope. Light is reflected from one object into a mirror and then onto the other mirror before reaching your eyes. Collect your materials and find out for yourself!
Keystage:  KS2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
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Written in association with primary science blog Science Sparks, it's packed with easy but effective ways to demonstrate scientific concepts to children (no specialist knowledge required). Enjoy!