My students need optical benches. This will allow them to grasp topics of light, lenses, and mirrors.
My students spend a typical day doing theoretical Physics. They learn about Physics laws and common equations used. Once a week they engage in laboratory experiments. These experiments are the highlight of the class. Unfortunately, we are limited in materials.
My school is located in South Los Angeles and is a title one school.
My students are minority students, African-Americans and Hispanics. They are eager to learn and try new things. They work hard and believe in education. Most of them embrace the challenges that the study of Physics brings.
In a typical optic problem, students have to calculate the focal distance of different lenses. They have to determine by calculations the magnification of the image. Also, students are able to deduct the characteristics of the image (real, virtual, upright, inverted, reduced, and enlarged). Therefore, a visual is a must. With this project, my students will conduct laboratory experiments to calculate the focal distance of different lenses. My students need optical benches. They will also use combinations of lenses and observe images formed. This project will open their universe. My students will understand how the eye, eye glasses, and optical instruments work.
My students will learn about lenses, mirrors, and light.
They will make connections between the theory and the experimentation. This project will open their universe. My students will understand how the eye, eye glasses, and optical instruments work.
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