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In this laboratory activity, students investigate properties of lenses and simple telescope construction. Students will describe the nature of convex lenses, measure the focal length of several lenses, describe real and virtual images, and construct a simple refracting telescope. Questions help students probe their understanding of optics.
This activity is part of a larger collection which can be found at http://solar.physics.montana.edu/tslater/plunger/
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