This is a collection of more than 50 classroom experiments introducing users to geometric optics and the ray model of light. Developed for use in high school science classrooms, each experiment focuses on practical applications of ray optics and is supplemented with full instructional procedures, safety guidelines, drawings/photos, and tips for teachers. Background information accompanies each activity, as well. **Note: Most of the experiments require the use of a ray box or bright lamp, concave and convex lenses, and an optical bench. Items are readily available at scientific supply houses, with costs ranging from $300 to $1,500, depending upon the capabilities of the item purchased. This item is part of a much larger collection of physics/astronomy experiments, sponsored by the UK's Institute of Physics and funded by the Nuffield Curriculum Centre. SEE RELATED ITEMS BELOW for a link to the full collection.


  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9


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