Examination of prisms via spectacle lenses

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Özdemir E. , Çoramık M., Ürek H.

Physics Education, vol.54, no.6, pp.65016, 2019 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1361-6552/ab3dbd
  • Title of Journal : Physics Education
  • Page Numbers: pp.65016


Optics is one of the subject areas in which students have difficulty learning. Establishing the right connections between the concepts of optics and daily life supports the learning of the concepts of optics. In addition, this connection increases the students’ motivation to learn optical issues. In this study, three activities related to prisms were performed by using spectacles to increase the connection between the subject of daily life and prisms. These activities have been proposed as real-life activities such as binoculars and a submarine periscope that can be used in the teaching of prisms.