Geometric Optics

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  • Refraction
  • Lens
  • Optics

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  • Refraction
  • Lens
  • Optics

Description

How does a lens form an image? See how light rays are refracted by a lens. Watch how the image changes when you adjust the focal length of the lens, move the object, move the lens, or move the screen.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Explain how an image is formed by a converging lens using ray diagrams.
  • How changing the lens (radius, index and diameter) effects where the image appears and how it looks (magnification, brightness and inversion.
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Concept questions for Physics using PhET (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Algebra-based Physics Semester one lessons, clicker questions, and schedule in pdf (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Wave unit (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS
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Wave clicker questions (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS
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Images from Convex Lenses (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS Lab
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Exploring Converging Lenses A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Elyse Zimmer HS Lab Physics
How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? This contribution was designed by PhET. Sarah Borenstein MS Other Biology
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MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer MS
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Other Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Convex and Concave Lens Lab Kristin Michalski HS Lab Physics
Lens Inquiry Jeff Drach MS
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Guided Physics
Geometric Optics Amy Jordan HS Lab Physics
Optics Online Scott McCurdy HS
MS
CQs
Demo
HW
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Physics
Lens Equation Experiment using Excel Ed Chomka HS Lab Physics
Lenses and their Images Stephan Graham, Mr. Cory Gaines HS Lab Physics
Konvergentna leća Karmen Prugovečki MS Guided Physics
Vergroting en verkleining Zakaria Abdelmalek HS HW Physics
Oefenen lenzenformule en construeren beeld Vincent de Mol HS Other Physics
oefenen met lenzenformule Stephan Berendsen HS Lab Physics
Geomeetriline optika Siim Tõkke HS Lab
HW
Physics
幾何光学 Hiroto Kuninaka, Akira Ogihara, Taichiro Goto MS Guided
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Physics
Óptica Geral (Atividades) nos OA's do PhET Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales HS
UG-Intro
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Lentes Convergentes (Conceitos) no "Geometric Optics" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales HS
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Óptica Geométrica no "Geometric Optics" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales MS
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Laboratorio de lentes convexas y cóncavas Kristin Michaslki (traslation Marta Espina) HS Lab Physics

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