Reflection and Mirrors – Worksheet


Worksheet to accompany the lesson Reflection and Mirrors.

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reflection and mirrors worksheet


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Worksheet Contents

  • This worksheet covers:
  • Plane, concave and convex mirrors
  • The law of reflection
  • Reflection of light from plane, concave and convex mirrors
  • Images formed by plane, concave and convex mirrors
  • Properties of curved mirrors
  • Mirror curvature and focal length
  • Drawing ray diagrams
  • Real images and virtual images
  • Includes:
  • Unit outline.
  • Cloze activity (fill in the blanks).
  • Short-answer questions.
  • Extension questions.
  • Topics for further research.
  • Teacher version containing complete answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 9 Science curriculum.
  • 10 pages.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this worksheet students will be able to:
  • ☑   Describe plane, concave and convex mirrors.
  • ☑   Describe the law of reflection.
  • ☑   Describe how light reflects off plane, concave and convex mirrors.
  • ☑   Define focal point, focal length, principal axis, centre of curvature, radius of curvature and pole.
  • ☑   Draw ray diagrams to determine the images produced by concave and convex mirrors.
  • ☑   Differentiate between real and virtual images produced by mirrors.


This resource is also included in the Year 9 Physics PDF Workbook.


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