Beakman's World: Season 1, Episode 25

Reflection, Beakmania and Madame Curie (15 May 1993)

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Asked why you cannot see through a mirror, Beakman calls on the mythical Greek character Narcissus for an explanation. Describing them as pieces of glass with a metallic coating, Narcissus ... See full summary »

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Asked why you cannot see through a mirror, Beakman calls on the mythical Greek character Narcissus for an explanation. Describing them as pieces of glass with a metallic coating, Narcissus claims that the "silvering" both gives the mirror its reflective quality and makes it impossible to see through. Using a pool table to demonstrate how the angle of incidence always equals the angle of reflection, Narcissus shows how light rays enter and leave a mirror, while Beakman shows how a simple periscope can be made using a pair of mirrors, a shoe box and some tape. In "Beak-Mania," Beakman identifies the world's smallest fish (the Pygmy Goby), why grasshoppers jump so high (lots of leg muscles), and that the mountains in California get more snow than the North Pole. In the "Beakman Challenge," Lester is asked to remove a coin from a dish of water without getting his fingers wet. When he fails to provide a satisfactory solution, Beakman uses a candle, a jar and a lump of clay to demonstrate ... Written by Anonymous

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