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- Much can be made of spherical mirrors and thin lenses in the geometric optics curriculum. Here are a few.Is the image upright or inverted? Enlarged or reduced? In "Image Characterization," students are tasked with such determinations.In "Mirror Experience," students gaze upon their reflections in aPrice $9.99Original Price $14.92Save $4.93
This is part of the classroom curriculum I developed for use with my high school physics students.
The instructor guides students through this activity via classroom discussion. The activity is a springboard for that discussion. This is not intended as a homework or independent activity.
How does an image compare to the object, itself? Magnification is a simple numerical factor that conveys considerable information about this. In addition to the question of size, it also indicates orientation.
Student document (print-friendly Google Docs file on Google Drive)
Instructional presentation (link embedded in answer key)