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This is a high school computer lab activity developed specifically for use with the PhET simulation Geometric Optics.  It contains a two-page student lab guide with a ten-point formal assessment at the conclusion.  The primary objective is to promote understanding of convergent lens optics using a 3-ray system (parallel-focal, focal-parallel, central).  Directions are explicit, allowing the flexibility to conduct the activity in either a school computer lab or at a student's home.  

SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a link to the accompanying simulation.  

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.

Please note that this resource requires Flash.
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Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Thin Lens
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Problem/Problem Set
= Student Guide
- Assessment Material
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Keywords:
Light, Refraction, Vision, clicker questions, convergent lens, convex lens, experiment simulation, image, interactive multimedia, lens, lesson plan, marginal ray, optics, optics lesson, principal ray, ray diagrams, real image, screen, virtual image
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Metadata instance created May 20, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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(PhET, Boulder, 2006), WWW Document, (https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3159).
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PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Ray Optics PhET Lab, (PhET, Boulder, 2006), <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3159>.
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PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Ray Optics PhET Lab. (2008, August 11). Retrieved October 16, 2018, from PhET: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3159
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PhET. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Ray Optics PhET Lab. Boulder: PhET, August 11, 2008. https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3159 (accessed 16 October 2018).
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PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Ray Optics PhET Lab. Boulder: PhET, 2006. 11 Aug. 2008. 16 Oct. 2018 <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3159>.
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