Education Technology

Lenses and Light

Published on 07/16/2011

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will explore the characteristics of lenses.

Objectives

  • Students will explore the direction of light rays through concave and convex lenses.
  • Students will determine the affect the focal points have on light rays leaving a lens.
  • Students will explore the images that are produced from concave and convex lenses.

Vocabulary

  • concave
  • converging
  • convex
  • diverging
  • focus, foci, focal length
  • real image
  • virtual image

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will explore the characteristics of lenses.
As a result, students will:

  • Develop an understanding of the affect different types of light have on light rays.
  • Relate the effect of a light ray to the focal point of a lens.
  • Explore the relationship of objects to the images that are produced when light passes through a lens.