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Lens Worksheet 1: Magnifying or reducing glass?

Look at graph paper through a selection of converging

and diverging lenses.

Is the grid magnified or reduced? Put a positive number

to show a magnification (e.g. +3 magnifies more than
+1) and a negative number to show a reduction (e.g. -2
reduces more than -1)

Sketch of lens Converging or Magnification or

diverging lens? Reduction?

1. Which type of lens acts as a magnifying glass?

2. Which type of lens acts as a reducing glass?
3. Is there a connection between the degree of curvature
of the lens and the amount of magnification (or