General KnOWLedge: How Are Mirrors Made?

We tend to think of mirrors as being made of glass, but the key ingredient is metal



We use mirrors almost every day. And like a lot of every day items—from forks and cups to towels and shoes—we don't really think much about how these things are made.

But the secrets behind mirror-making are well worth a second glance.

Glass meets metal

In the newest OWLconnected's General KnOWLedge video, we're taking a closer look at how mirrors are put together, as well as how that's changed over time. Did you know that they were once polished discs of metal that were a sign of wealth? So why are they made of glass now?

Look into the mirror (er, video!) and all will be revealed!


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