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Paper Plate Education
"Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate"

Activity: Mirror Diameter 

Uniformly drop beans that represent photons onto plates or cake trays of different diameters.  Count the number of "photon hits" that strike the simulated mirrors and plot the number of hits against the respective mirror diameters.  Correlate mirror diameter to light gathering ability.

Contributed by John Stokes.

 

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