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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.

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= Inquiry Learning
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Thin Lens
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- Assessment Material
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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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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).

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T. Loeblein, (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2006), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2852).
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T. Loeblein, PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Images from Convex Lenses (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2006), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2852>.
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Loeblein, T. (2008, August 11). PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Images from Convex Lenses. Retrieved July 25, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2852
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Loeblein, Trish. PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Images from Convex Lenses. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, August 11, 2008. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2852 (accessed 25 July 2014).
MLA Format
Loeblein, Trish. PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Images from Convex Lenses. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2006. 11 Aug. 2008. 25 July 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2852>.
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