Age range: 14-16
Duration: 0 - 29 mins
  • Maths

Projecting torch light

Estimate the radius of a light circle produced by a shining torch

A circle of light appears when you shine a torch at a wall. The light is brightest in the centre and fades as you move towards the circumference of the circle.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging activity in which students will estimate the radius of the light circle produced by shining a torch at various distances from the wall.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Activity overview

Projecting torch light activity description, teachers' notes and curriculum links.



Estimating the light circle from a beam of light.

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