Recommended for grades 11–16.
In this investigation, you will explore the formation of real images by convex lenses. You will have the opportunity to project images in various configurations, and explore the variables that affect the appearance, size, and location of a real image. After exploring these phenomena, you will formalize your explanations and develop mathematical relationships describing the phenomena.
In this experiment, you will
- Use lenses to produce real images.
- Explore how lens characteristics and the position of the object affect the appearance, orientation, and size of real images.
- Determine the relationship between object distance, image distance, focal length and magnification in real images produced by convex lenses.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment requires each of the following Vernier sensors and equipment (unless otherwise noted):
You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?
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The student-version preview includes:
- Step-by-step instructions for computer-based data collection
- List of materials and equipment
Note: The experiment preview of the computer edition does not include essential teacher information, safety tips, or sample data. Instructions for Logger Pro and other software (such as LabQuest App or TI handheld software, where available) are on the CD that accompanies the book. We strongly recommend that you purchase the book before performing experiments.
No standards correlations for this experiment.