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This is an inquiry-based module created specifically for use with the PhET simulation Geometric Optics. It includes a lesson plan for teaching about convex lenses, step-by-step student directions, and a set of Power Point "clicker" questions for use as warm-up questions or informal assessment. The resource was developed to augment a hands-on classroom lab on convex lenses.
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This resource is part of a larger collection of interactive Java simulations for students of physics, developed by the Physics Education Technology project at the University of Colorado.
Metadata instance created
May 20, 2009
by Caroline Hall
July 8, 2010
by Lyle Barbato
Last Update when Cataloged:
August 11, 2008
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light Unit Title: Ray Optics -- Reflection and Refraction of Light
This is an award-winning module created specifically for use with the PhET simulation Geometric Optics. It includes a lesson plan with step-by-step printable student directions, background information on convergent lenses, and a full set of Power Point clicker questions (with answers) for formative assessment. We suggest using it after students have explored concave/convex lenses in a hands-on lab (see Practical Physics Optics Labs above).
Loeblein, T. (2008, August 11). PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Images from Convex Lenses. Retrieved August 20, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2852
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