ENVISION hosted an event on November 11, 2017 at the Orpheum Museum that used curvature to explore reflections and transformations. We had several hands-on activities where kids (and adults!) could learn about basic optics, math transformations, and art.
-Kids learned about how curvature can affect how light reflects
-Students tried to line up beans in a curved and straight line by using a curved reflection
-Attendees got to see how distorted images were corrected using a curved reflective surface.
Other activities included making anamorphic art and taking a picture in cartesian coordinates and transforming it into polar coordinates with a computer program. Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped out!