If you look closely at the magnifying glass, you´ll notice that the glass curves on both sides. This is called a convex. The opposite of a convex is a concave. Then it bends inward instead of outward. When light goes through a convex shape, such as in the magnifying glass, it hits the majority of the retina in the back of the eye. In this way, the eye is tricked into seeing one thing bigger than it actually is.
Discover the world with a magnifying glass
- With a magnifying glass you can study things very closely!
- See how different things look when they are magnified to 3 times their normal size
- Explore how stone, snow, smaller insects, plants and other things you find look magnified.
- About 15.5 cm long and made of durable plastic.