Physics and Astronomy

Laser Shoot
Objective To direct a laser beam through a maze, by reflection to the finish marker, with the person manipulating the mirrors blindfolded and coached by his team mates.
Purpose To investigate the rules of reflection.
Participants Teams of three.
Materials Materials will be provided and must be used at table level in the maze.
Rules The only individual who can move the mirrors is the blindfolded team member.
Judging The winner will be determined by the team that directs the light of the target on the finish line in the shortest amount of time.
Note Please be aware of the dangers associated with working with a laser beam apparatus.
Source Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.

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