Monday, 10 March 2008

Unplugged Project - shiny

The theme for this weeks Unplugged Project was shiny.



We carried out a shiny spoon experiment. We looked at our reflection in a shiny spoon. Looking at the part where your food would go, your face looks bigger. This is because it is concave. Looking at the back of the spoon your face looks smaller. This is because it is convex. We can remember which part is concave and which part is convex because the concave part goes inwards - like a cave.

I could have made it more technical but that was about my limit for a Monday morning!

6 comments:

Piseco said...

What a good idea! Now I have something up my sleeve to distract the kids the next time we're waiting in a restaurant. :)

Mom Unplugged said...

That is a good science experiment. I wouldn't have thought of it! An especially fine job for a Monday morning! (And Piseco is right - a good, and educational, restaurant distraction technique).

Michie said...

That's a cool little experiment! :)

Heather said...

What a great experiment. My youngest would have the most fun with that because he loves making funny faces in shiny surfaces. Thanks for the idea.

reprehriestless warillever said...

Thank you for the little "cave" mnemonic. This is a great ativity.

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