Year 10 Students Can See the Light!

Angles of incidence and refraction, blackout blinds and experiments? It must be Physics students making full use of our wonderful Science facilities

Year 10 students were following in the footsteps of Willebrord Snellius today as they designed an experiment to investigate the refraction of light; they were trying to verify Snell’s Law which states that the ratio of the sine of the angle of incidence to the sine of the angle of refraction is a constant across the boundary of two media through which the light travels. 

The photographs show the students conducting their experiments in one of the Physics labs. All of our Physics labs feature blackout blinds for use when experimenting with light.  Students then co-constructed the Success Criteria they needed to be successful when graphing the results from their experiment. They will peer assess their work against the co-constructed Success Criteria next lesson.