Lenses and Focal Length--Science Experiments on Optics for Middle School

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Have you ever used a magnifying glass to look at things far away? Did you know that some lenses flip images? Have you ever used a lens to cast an image on a wall? Watch your students become scientists as they dig into these fascinating questions.

Accompanying videos can be used as you see fit: as background for yourself or as an introduction or review for the students. Check the link below to watch the video and judge for yourself.

Topics Addressed
• Magnification
• Measuring focal length of a lens

Learn to use scientific equipment:
• Diverging and converging lenses

Some of the Skills and Tasks involved:
• Find the focal length of convergent lenses.
• Compare and contrast convex and concave lenses.

Video Link
To see the accompanying videos, click here:
Lenses & Focal Length

Other resources
These experiments are part of a complete unit titled, Light, Optics, & Color and can be seen here:
Complete Light Unit on TpT

To see companion curricular pieces click here:
TpT Store Light & Color Category

Answer Key
Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Specific charts and graphic organizers have keys.

Time Required
20–30 minutes for each lab experiment.
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5
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Teaching Duration
1 hour

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