Reflection and Refraction Experiment

Product Code: EX-9987


Students experimentally derive the Law of Reflection for curved and flat mirrors. Snell’s Law is explored and the index of refraction for a piece of acrylic material is found.

PASCO Advantage: Students trace the rays on the provided templates and make angle measurements directly from their drawing. This reinforces the connection between the real rays they can see in the lab and the type of ray diagrams seen in the classroom.

Topics Covered

  • Reflection and Refraction
  • Index of Refraction


Reflection and Refraction Experiment



  • Protractor and Ruler

Support Documents

Basic Optics Light Source Manual

Ray Optics Kit Manual

Manual Downloads

Product Manuals for the Included Products

Experiment File