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Periscope—Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6458 

Price: FREE

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In the Periscope Optics Demonstration Kit for physical science and physics, construct and demonstrate the inner workings of a simple periscope. Great activity to learn about reflection and ray diagrams.

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Up periscope! Construct and demonstrate the inner workings of a simple periscope. Periscopes are optical devices used to observe objects from a concealed position. As students turn one of the mirrors of the periscope the image seen will be rotated. A great activity to teach about reflection and ray diagrams! Includes detailed assembly instructions, Teachers Notes and complete materials for one demonstration setup.

Concepts: Reflection, periscopes.
Time Required: 20 minutes


Materials Included in Kit: 
Plexiglass mirror, 2½" x 3½", 2
PVC elbow, cut 45º, 2
PVC pipe, 11⅞" long, 2" i.d.
Rubber bands, large, 5
Transparency sheet with arrow, 2½" x 3"

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
HS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-PS4-2: Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.