Using a ray box

Challenge reference: 3784

Notional learning hours  10
Level E1
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Skill
Learning aim

The learner will be able to use a ray box to produce a beam of light. They will be able to record the path of the light and identify what happens when it intersects with a mirror and a glass block.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Be able to use a ray box to produce a beam of light.

  2. Be able to direct a beam of light onto a mirror, producing a reflected ray.

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Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Find the ray box in the cupboard
    • Place it on a flat surface
    • Safely plug it in to a power pack
    • Place a slit correctly
    • Switch it on
    • Shine a ray of light into a mirror so that its path can be seen on a piece of paper
    • Trace the path of the light ray on the paper
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