ERIC Number: EJ1049028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
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Reference Count: 2
Using the Missing Pin to Challenge Concepts of Refraction and Total Internal Reflection
Tamang, Sushmika; Nopparatjamjomras, Suchai; Chitaree, Ratchapak; Nopparatjamjomras, Thasaneeya R.
Physics Education, v50 n1 p28-31 Jan 2015
A container was placed on top of a piece of white paper, and a pin positioned so that it vertically touched an outside wall of the container. Students were asked to predict the image of the pin when it was observed from the top of the container. Two scenarios of either an empty container or a container completely filled with water were considered in order to raise students' thinking involving the concepts of refraction and total internal reflection.
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Critical Thinking, Science Activities, Science Experiments, Light, Physics, Vignettes, Observation, Prediction, Lasers, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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