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Division: Div C – High School

NC Essential Standards Alignment: Phy.2.2

Event Rules: See the National Rule Manual

Event Score Sheet: None

National Event Page: Here


Teams will participate in an activity involving positioning mirrors to direct a laser beam towards a target and complete a written test on the principles of geometric and physical optics.


Each team may bring one three ring binder of any size containing information in any form and from any source attached using the available rings.  Sheet protectors, lamination, tabs and labels are permitted.  Each team may also bring tools, premade templates, supplies, writing utensils and two stand alone calculators of any time.  Teams must not bring lasers or mirrors.


High score wins.  

Event Resources:

Optics for Teachers
Utah SO physics test on Optics
Lens optics
Optical Illusions
Optical Illusions 2
Fresnel Lens and Polarization Film Sheets
Gel Film Color Sheets
Gel Film Color Sheets 2
Source for Lenses, Prisms, Gratings, Polarizing Film, Educational Optics
Source for Supplemental Material