Concave & Convex Lenses: Lesson for Kids


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What kind of lens curves inward toward the center of the lens?

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1. What kind of lens curves outward from the edges toward the center?

2. Which of the following would use a concave lens?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You probably already know that whether a lens makes something look bigger or smaller depends on how the lens is shaped. As you answer the questions on this worksheet/quiz combo, you'll be looking at what the two main lens shapes are called and how they work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests you on:

  • Which type of lens has sides that curve in towards the center
  • What we call lenses whose sides curve outward
  • How to define ''refract''

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about a tool that uses a lens with sides curving inward
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to name a science instrument that uses lenses whose sides curve outward
  • Information recall - remember what you learned about what ''refract'' means

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson called Concave & Convex Lenses: Lesson for Kids if you'd like to learn more. When you finish the lesson, you should know how to:

  • Tell what positive and negative lenses are
  • Describe how they can help people who are farsighted or nearsighted
  • Explain the difference between nearsightedness and farsightedness