the Physics Education Technology Project
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.
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
A very well-designed problem set by the PhET team, intended specifically for use with the simulation Geometric Optics (see item directly above). It contains a two-page student guide with explicit directions on using the settings within the simulation. It ends with a 10-point assessment to gauge student understanding of light refraction through a convex lens.
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