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This page is a free multimedia tutorial on lenses, appropriate for high school students in an introductory physics course. Materials are formatted in Adobe Flash, with short video clips, animations, and interactive question-and-answer sets. In this segment, students interactively explore how optical images are created by refraction through lenses. Included are multiple diagrams of convergent and divergent lenses, plus problems encountered by technicians in the field of optics. This resource is part of a full module on the physics of optics published by the NROC.
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Editor's Note: These materials could be very useful for students with certain learning disabilities. The modules are designed to spark student interest through visual appeal and are accompanied by voice narration.
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May 14, 2009
by Caroline Hall
August 24, 2016
by Lyle Barbato
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February 14, 2008
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light Unit Title: Microscopy and Optical Devices
How does a simple lens work? This interactive, voice-narrated tutorial gives beginning students an introduction to both concave and convex lenses. It provides detailed diagrams of how they refract light, converging or diverging the beam depending upon the shape of the lens. Included are self-guided question-and-answer sets.
NROC: Physics - Lenses. (2008, February 14). Retrieved February 23, 2017, from National Repository of Online Courses: http://nroc.mpls.k12.mn.us/Introductory%20Physics%20II/course%20files/multimedia/lesson50/lessonp.html
National Repository of Online Courses. NROC: Physics - Lenses. National Repository of Online Courses, February 14, 2008. http://nroc.mpls.k12.mn.us/Introductory%20Physics%20II/course%20files/multimedia/lesson50/lessonp.html (accessed 23 February 2017).
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