Lens Types: Simple, Compound & Other Types


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What is a simple lens?

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1. What is a compound lens?

2. What feature(s) of the compound microscope classify it as being compound?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about simple, convex, concave and compound lenses with help from our short assessments. By taking the interactive quiz or completing the printable worksheet, you can also check your understanding of the compound microscope.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet make it easy to gauge your comprehension of the following:

  • Definition of a simple lens
  • Feature(s) that help classify the compound microscope as compound
  • Characteristics of convex and concave lenses
  • Description of the compound lens

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding features that enable a compound microscope to be classified as compound
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as concave lens and convex lens
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases like simple lens and compound lens

Additional Learning

Paired with these assessments is an entertaining lesson called Lens Types: Simple, Compound & Other Types. Review this lesson at your convenience to gain a quality understanding of the following:

  • Purposes of lenses in eyeglasses, microscopes and telescopes
  • Magnification offered through ocular and objective lenses
  • Differences between planoconcave and biconcave lenses
  • Best lenses to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness