Mythbusters – Archimedes Death Ray – Optics – Science
Today we are watching some Mythbusters and looking specifically at how Archimedes attempted to make a death ray using soldier’s shields as reflective surfaces. Do you think it is possible to use the reflected sun as a weapon? Check out the worksheet from class and the episode below. Note: The video watched in class was regular speed and streamed from discovery education (which requires further passwords). However, the video below also has the segments covered in this lesson (but you have to skip through a bit).