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This item is a lesson plan with related activities for grades K-2 on the topic of optics.  Students view and draw objects within their field of vision, then view and draw the same objects seen under a magnifying glass.  Included are printable student activity sheets and links to interactive Optics websites for children.  This is part of a larger collection of lessons, all of which are aligned with specific AAAS Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy.
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Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Optical Instruments
- Elementary School
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K-5 lesson plans, elementary lesson plans, elementary physical science, energy transformation, magnification, optics, standards-based lessons
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Metadata instance created February 20, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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NSES Content Standards

Con.A: Science as Inquiry
  • K-4: Understandings about Scientific Inquiry
Con.B: Physical Science
  • K-4: Properties of Objects & Materials

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Microscopy and Optical Devices

Lesson Plan: 60 minutes                                                            Grades K-2
This short lesson plan for grades K-2 is an introduction to the concept of optical magnification.  Students view and draw objects within their field of vision, then view and draw the same objects seen under a magnifying glass.  A printable activity sheet is included.

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(American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, 1998), WWW Document, (http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/magnify-it/).
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Science NetLinks: Magnify It! (American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, 1998), <http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/magnify-it/>.
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Science NetLinks: Magnify It!. (2008, January 31). Retrieved April 20, 2014, from American Association for the Advancement of Science: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/magnify-it/
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American Association for the Advancement of Science. Science NetLinks: Magnify It!. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, January 31, 2008. http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/magnify-it/ (accessed 20 April 2014).
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Science NetLinks: Magnify It!. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998. 31 Jan. 2008. 20 Apr. 2014 <http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/magnify-it/>.
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