Lab-Aids: Investigating Light Refraction and Lenses (Station approach) Kit
Working at this station, students use both convex and concave lenses to compare images and magnification. They measure the focal length of several lenses and then figure out how to construct a simple camera. The activities in this module (and in the related LAB-P104-S01
, and LAB-P104-S03
modules) were originally part of longer units developed at the University of Kentucky. The station approach allows you to offer a variety of concurrent activities for different student groups.
This kit was written and designed by professors at the University of Kentucky.
- Light travels in a straight line.
- Light refracts from lenses in a predictable fashion with predictable results.
- Ideal companion for Kits LAB-P104-S01, LAB-P104-S02, and LAB-P104-S03.
- 1 Teacher's Guide
- 1 Light station, LAB-AIDS‚®
- 1 Round bottle
- 1 Oval Bottle
- 1 Rectangular bottle
- 1 2" round positive glass lens, A, large
- 1 1" round positive plastic lens, B, small
- 1 Positive rectangular Fresnel lens, C
- 1 Positive rectangular Fresnel lens, D
- 1 Negative rectangular Fresnel lens, E
- 1 Lens holder, base
- 1 Lens holder, glass, top
- 1 T-Shaped beam blocker
- 1 Translucent screen
- 1 Mirror holder
- 1 Object mask
- 1 Camera box
- 1 Single-slot mask
- 1 Three-slot mask
- 1 Diffusing mask
- 1 1.5 meter tape
- 1 Viewing screen
- 2 Viewing screen stands
- 4 White cards
- Number of Students: 1 small group
- To complete the activities in this four activity kit requires four to eight ~50-minute class periods.