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Meter Stick Optics Bench Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6098

Price: $41.40

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With the Meter Stick Optics Bench Kit for physical science, students can explore basic optics principles utilizing a meter stick and simple attachments without the need to bust your budget buying expensive apparatus.

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No need to bust your budget buying expensive optics benches when your students can explore basic optics principles utilizing a meter stick and simple attachments. Students will discover how light travels and how lenses can affect its travel. In addition, students will learn the basic properties of lenses by conducting a series of hands-on lab experiments. Buy multiple kits for your entire class for less than the price of one expensive optics bench!

This kit includes a single meter stick optics bench setup that has a meter stick, meter stick support, two experimental lenses, lens support, two candles, candle holder, optic target, screen support and complete kit instructions.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Candle holder
Candles, ¾" x 5", 2
Convex lens, 15 cm FL
Lens support
Lens, double convex,  38 mm diameter, 5 cm FL
Meter stick
Meter stick supports, pkg/2
Optic target, 4¼" x 5"
Screen support

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
HS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Structure and function
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-PS1-1: Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
HS-LS1-6: Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.