Additional Learning Tools and Resources

Watching a presentation is a passive activity. Getting information is important ... but its not the destination or end point. Now that you've watched the video, its time to do something with the information you've heard. It's time to act on it. The resources below provide an opportunity to do this. We encourage learners to solidify their learning through the use of one or more of the following resources.

Physics Interactive, Refraction and Lenses Chapter, Optics Bench Simulation

Sometimes you learn best by playing. And our simulations allow you to do just that. Our Optics Bench simulation allows you to move an object to varying locations in front of a lens (converging or diverging), view the light rays, and observe the image location and characteristics. Play with the simulation, learn, and then follow it up with a Concept Checker on the same topic.



Concept Builders, Reflection and Refraction Chapter, L•O•S•T Art of Image Description

Like many of our Concept Builders, this one and the video fit like hand and glove. Watch the video; give yourself the check for understanding with this Concept Builder. They  are a great pairing.


Minds On Physics, Refraction and Lenses Module, Mission RL9

Student persistence with Minds On Physics combined with reflective thinking and the use of our Help function will put any student at the top of the class. This mission focuses on image characteristics of images formed by converging lenses and is a good follow up to this video.


The Physics Classroom Tutorial, Refraction and the Ray Model of Light, Lesson 5, Object-Image Relations

Our written tutorial pages form the basis of most videos. So when you need a quick reference, the Tutorial page is a great place to start. This page is a great written version of the video.