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Seeing Around Corners

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Introduction

Use the resources on the Seeing Around Corners student esheet to help you answer the questions on this sheet.


Answer the following questions to show what you learned about periscopes.

How does a periscope let you see around corners and over and under things?

 

 

How does the periscope affect the size and shape of the objects you see?

 

 

How could you make a periscope that would let you see behind you? (Hint: Look at the diagram
of how a periscope works and think about where the light has to enter it.)

 

 

What ways could periscopes be used in real life?

 

 

CHALLENGE QUESTION: Can you read writing through your periscope? Why or why not? (Hint: Think about what writing looks like in a mirror.)

 

 

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