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Make a Telescope Experiment

Recommended for ages 10 and over
Year 5 to Year 8 (P6 - S2)

The pack contains 2 lenses - a small eyepiece lens (the one you look through in a telescope) and a large objective lens (the one which gathers the incoming light).
Pupils explore the different properties of the two lenses - one is concave, the other convex - and then use the lenses to make a working telescope.

This experiment introduces pupils to the following ideas:

Using lenses to change the way that things appear;

Combining two lenses to make a telescope;

The importance of making several measurements;

Using existing results to predict what will happen when one variable is changed.

Make a Telescope Standard Pack (Primary)   (S09)   £8
Make a Telescope Standard Pack (KS3)   (K09)   £8
Additional Telescope Lenses   (P09)   £5
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

The Standard Pack contains:

Worksheets and Teacher Notes in a spiral bound book (so they can be easily photocopied).

A pair of lenses - one eyepiece and one objective.

The Additional Telescope Lenses pack contains a pair of lenses - one eyepiece and one objective.
It does not contain any Worksheets or Teacher Notes.

There is no Class Pack version of this experiment. If you wish to make more than one telescope simply order one Standard Pack and then as many pairs of Additional Telescope Lenses as you require.

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Or simply e-mail your order to profbrainstorm@hotmail.com

Some assembly is required to make the telescope.
In addition to the items supplied in the pack you will need to have a few sheets of thin card, a ruler, blu tack and sticky tape.

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