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Bring it into Focus


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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Bring it into Focus

In this activity (page 2 of PDF), learners play with a lens and a piece of paper to focus an image on the paper. Learners look at different things, and see how the lenses affect the image. The "Going Further" section includes some background info about how this lens is similar to how a camera lens works, and how our eye works. The fact that the image is upside down is compensated in our eye by our brain!

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Model

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • White paper
  • Magnifying glass
  • Sunny weather

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
      • Information and Communication
  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision
  • Physical Sciences
    • Light and Optics
      • Lenses and Mirrors
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Light and Optics

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity
  • Photography and Film/Video

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, OMSI, ©2004

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation, ESI-0206403

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