Ch 14: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 14: Mirrors and Lenses

About This Chapter

The Mirrors and Lenses chapter of this Glencoe Physical Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential physical science lessons of mirrors and lenses. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Mirrors and Lenses textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Glencoe Physical Science's Mirrors and Lenses chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the mirrors and lenses topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Ray tracing diagrams
  • Plane and spherical mirrors
  • Types of lenses
  • Large structures of the eye
  • Kinds of telescopes
  • Parts of the compound microscope

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5 Lessons in Chapter 14: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 14: Mirrors and Lenses
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Ray Tracing with Mirrors: Reflected Images

1. Ray Tracing with Mirrors: Reflected Images

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a mirror is and use ray tracing diagrams, along with the law of reflection, to explain what you see when you look in a mirror. A short quiz will follow.

Mirrors: Difference Between Plane & Spherical

2. Mirrors: Difference Between Plane & Spherical

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a mirror is and how plane mirrors and spherical mirrors are different, including the images they produce. A short quiz will follow.

The Eye and Eyesight: Large Structures

3. The Eye and Eyesight: Large Structures

Would you be able to see anything without a lens in your eye? Does the lens change shape? Does the iris? What structure gives you your eye color? Find out all of this and about things like the ciliary muscles and the cornea as we delve into this lesson.

Types of Telescopes: Radio, Reflecting & Refracting Telescopes

4. Types of Telescopes: Radio, Reflecting & Refracting Telescopes

Learn about the different types of telescopes that astronomers use: X-ray, radio, gamma ray, reflecting and refracting. Learn what the differences are between them and what different things they show us about the universe.

Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

5. Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

The compound light microscope is a useful tool in any biology laboratory. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the parts of a compound microscope, as well as understand the function of each of those parts.

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