Refraction and Reflection Optics Graphical Tutorial - High School Physics

Ceres Science
Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • Executable Program File
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This new Windows application, Refraction and Reflection Optics Graphical Tutorial, is an outstanding graphical tutorial in geometrical optics. Using high resolution graphics and great looking animations, this tutorial covers the following concepts:

Snell’s Law

Behavior of light rays when they enter a medium of greater optical density

Behavior of light rays when they enter a medium of smaller optical density

Critical angle

Behavior of light rays when they enter a converging lens

Behavior of light rays when they strike a concave mirror

You can be sure that the students will have a deep understanding of geometrical optics when they practice the different topics in this motivating educational product. These are two examples. The students will learn why light rays bend downward twice, when they enter and when they leave a converging lens, after traveling parallel and above the principal axis. Another thing the students will learn is why light rays traveling parallel to the principal axis will reflect in the direction of the focus after striking a concave mirror.

It takes just one minute learning to use this tutorial. Simply place the Refraction and Reflection Optics Graphical Tutorial file in any folder or subfolder you want. To open it, simply double click it with your mouse, and the students will be ready to start enjoying this activity. If you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them as soon as possible. Again, this program is for computers using Windows 10 or newer.

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The purchase of five units of this software grants permission to install it on as many computers as you would like, within one school site.

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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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