Mad Mirrors

Mad Mirrors

A science activity to help children to understand mirror image.

Materials Needed:

  • Small Mirror
  • A Pencil
  • Paper

What to do:

  • Write your child's name (or) draw a picture on a piece of paper (or) write a word.
  • Put the paper in front of the mirror.
  • Stand the small mirror upright.

The Science Factor:

Your name or drawing looks back to front in the mirror. Reflections are always the wrong way round like this. If you wave at yourself with your right hand, it will look as if you are waving with your left. It is called mirror image.

Hints and Tips:

  • Stand in front of a full length mirror on a wardrobe or on a wall. Stand very close to the edge of it. Lift one arm and one leg.
  • Mirrors break easily because they are made from glass.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 4 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - able to write full name
    - able to write simple words
    - has organized, continuous memory
    - follows and understands complex instructions (verbal and visual)

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Science and Nature
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Learning Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people place technologies and natural and processed materials

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

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Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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