Educator Resources for Refraction
In Refraction, players split laser beams in order to power spaceships containing various animals who have gotten stuck in space. The laser light that powers these ships must bent and split to various measurements, and the player is given several pieces of equipment that split and reflect the laser light to reach the animals and satisfy these requirements. These mechanics can be used to teach many important fraction concepts, such as equal partitioning, addition, multiplication, mixed numbers, improper fractions, and common denominators. The game contains more than six hours' worth of unique challenges, which are specifically created for new learners to provide a customized learning experience.
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to make real-world, cross-curricular connections between math and science concepts. Students explore light refraction through online gameplay and an experiment. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »