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Activity

Lenses: magnify and invert an image

Summary: 
Use a hand lens to magnify and invert images
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Sensing, Organ Systems (4, 5, 6)
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection): 
Life Science: Animal Growth and Changes (grade 2)
Life Science: Human Body (grade 5)
Physical Science: Light and Sound (grade 4)
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 tested: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 4
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Teaching site: 
General Gordon Elementary Science Club
ingridscience afterschool