Activity

Lenses: magnify and invert an image

Summary
Use a hand lens to magnify and invert images
Science content
Biology: Sensing, Organ Systems (4, 5, 6)
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Lessons activity is in
Materials

Good quality hand lenses

Procedure

Use the lens to magnify newsprint or other small things.
(The lens in our eye can do the same thing).

Hold the lens in front of a white piece of paper to project an inverted view of a window or a bright light.
(The lens in our eye does the same thing).

Grades taught
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 4
Teaching site
Gordon Elementary Science Club
ingridscience afterschool