A magnifying glass works by bending the
light into your eyes to make small areas appear
bigger. A magnifying glass is a "convex"
lens, meaning it is rounded like a glass of
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Light, when it is in the lens, is bent to
"spread out" the image and make it bigger. Seeing
makes it easier to explain:
Imagine you have the convex lens on the left, and
you are looking in from the left. The magnifying
glass will redirect your vision toward that
"focus" on the right by bending the light coming
into it. If you want to observe this in similar
situation, look at your hand through a clear glass
of water. Concave lenses are used in
eyeglasses. If you or your parents have
glasses, hold them away from your face and look at
them as if it were a magnifying glass. Everything
will appear smaller rather than larger.
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