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Lenses and Focal Point - Optics PowerPoint Lesson & Notes Package

Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • Zip
12 slides per version + lesson overview handout

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  1. A complete teaching package for Optics. Your unit comes with 11 lessons, lab station activities, projects, bell ringers, activities, and more. Everything you need to teach the unit over 4-5 weeks. This unit includes both Office and Google formats for ALL lessons. The presentations are in PowerPoint
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  2. A complete teaching package for Optics. Your unit comes with 11 lessons. Everything you need to teach the unit over 4-5 weeks. The 4-5 weeks of teaching material include 11 lessons as well as a unit test with an answer key. If you're interested in the activities that go along with this unit, please
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Everything you need to introduce or review Lenses and Focal Point is right here including the lesson (student and teacher versions) and a student lesson handout. This free optics resource is interactive, engaging, and will effectively introduce the following concepts to your students.

In order, the lesson introduces:

- Lens Applications

- Types of Lenses

- Converging (Convex) Lens

- Converging Lens Key Components

- Diverging (Concave) Lens

- Diverging Lens Key Components

- The Principal Focus

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the presentation

- The student version of the presentation

- A simulation embedded in the presentation

- Multiple animations in the presentation

- Student lesson handout

Google Classroom and Exit Ticket

  • This resource is perfect for in-class or distance learning and integrates seamlessly with Google Classroom. Included is a link that with one click, will automatically create a copy of the resources and put them directly into your Google Drive.
  • Purchase --> Open --> Click --> Assign to your students
  • On the last Google Slide is a link to a four-question Exit Ticket that you can give as homework or to conclude your lesson in class.
  • This lesson includes both Google and Office versions for ALL resources. The presentation is in Google Slides and PowerPoint while all documents contain Word and Google Doc versions.

Having both options allows you to use either without worrying about formatting issues as all the work has already been done for you. It also allows you, as well as your students, to access everything no matter where you are or what kind of equipment is being used.

Student Version:

The student version of the lesson contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

Digital and Distance Learning:

This lesson is fully digital which makes it perfect for the classroom, distance learning, or as a sub-plan if needed. With a single click, the entire package will be imported into your Google Drive and will be ready to assign to your students or present in class. You can also place a copy of the resources directly into student Google Drive accounts for easy access.


Each lesson below is also available inside my High School Optics Unit.

The individual Optics Lessons can be accessed below.

Lesson 1 - Light

Lesson 2 - Lasers, Absorption, and Transmission

Lesson 3 - The Production of Light

Lesson 4 - Ray Diagrams, Reflections and Plane Mirrors

Lesson 5 - Reflection in Curved Mirrors

Lesson 6 - Refraction and Optical Devices

Lesson 7 - Snell's Law and the Index of Refraction

Lesson 8 - Lenses and Focal Point

Lesson 9 - Lenses - Ray Diagrams

Lesson 10 - Thin Lens Equation and Magnification

Lesson 11 - The Eye

I also have a range of assignments and lessons/units from other grade levels at my store. Please CLICK HERE to have a look around and don’t forget to follow if you like what you see.

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Total Pages
12 slides per version + lesson overview handout
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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