In this activity, students use the law of reflection to create their own periscope. In a periscope, light from an object strikes the top mirror at 45 and bounces off. How to make a periscope in 7 steps-kids love making periscopes! Periscope. Attach the mirror at a 45 angle pointing downward to the other end of the carton. A periscope is an optical instrument that uses a system of prisms, lenses, or mirrors to reflect images through a tube. Measure the width of the mirrors (remember the bigger the mirrors, the more you can see). Procedure use the putty to stick the back of the mirrors to the inside of the pvc elbows at a 45 angle. Why is this angle the best? Attach the elbows to the pip.
This instructions here are good for making them with large. Light travelling horizontally meets the first mirror in the periscope at 45 degrees, and bounces off at 45 degrees, making 90 degrees altogether. Start by making your own mirrors by using glue and placing aluminum foil on your index cards. Be careful! Make certain that the aluminum foil stays smooth and. The mirrors shouldnt cost more than a few dollars. Step 3 glue one mirror to each angled face of the mirror blocks, using silicone caulking. .