Complete Meter Stick Optics System

Product Code: OS-7052


A starter optics system that mounts directly to a PASCO meter stick.

PASCO’s Meter Stick Optics Complete System includes all of the components needed to explore essential optics topics like image magnification, lens focal length, real and virtual images, combination of lenses, and so much more! This simple but robust system is designed to fit directly onto the included PASCO meter stick, making measurements of object distance and image distance straight forward and easy for students.

The rechargeable LED light source provides long-lasting battery life and is bright enough to form clear images in a fully-lit classroom! The component holders and the viewing screen mount firmly on the meter stick, but can also be easily moved along the length of the meter stick. This makes the formation of real images easy to find and measure.

The high-quality lenses are clearly labeled and held firmly inside component holders. Using the built-in holding tabs, the lenses can be quickly exchanged in the component holders. Each lens comes with built-in standoffs to protect the lens surface from scratching and scuffing when placed flat on a tabletop.

All of the components, with the exception of the meter stick, fit in the included organized storage box. This cost-effective alternative to a traditional optics bench meets all the needs of introductory optics lessons.


  • Bright, rechargeable LED light source
  • Lenses mounted in holders to protect from damage
  • Organized storage box for easy classroom management

Product Specifications

Lens Diameter 30 mm
Lens Focal Lengths +100 mm, +200 mm, -150 mm
Light Source Peak Wavelength 520 nm to 540 nm
Height of Optical Axis 9.5 cm
Viewing Screen Dimensions 16.5 cm x 14.0 cm
LED Light Source Battery USB Rechargeable Lithium Polymer 3.7 V 1000 mAH
Aluminum Meter Stick Dimensions 6.95 mm x 28.0 mm x 1.0 m

What’s Included

Experiment Library

Perform the following experiments and more with the Meter Stick Optics Complete System.
Visit PASCO’s Experiment Library to view more activities.

Parts Available Separately

Meter Stick Optics Light Source OS-7054
Meter Stick Optics Component Holder OS-7055
Meter Stick Optics Lens Set OS-7057
Meter Stick Optics Viewing Screen OS-7056

Replacement Parts

Aluminum Meter Sticks (6-pack) ME-7032

Also Available

Meter Stick Optics Components Kit OS-7053

Support Documents