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CLIP 13906

Stargazing Challenge - Making a telescope

Stargazing Challenge - Making a telescope

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Key Info
  • Stargazing Challenge - Making a telescope
  • Duration: 04:46
  • Telescopes can show us the secrets of the universe. Helen Czerski explains how telescopes were invented and children demonstrate how to make a simple telescope from two magnifying glasses or lenses and cardboard tubes.
  • Subject:



    The Earth and Beyond

  • Keywords: Stargazing, Stargazing challenge, telescope, lens, optics, focus, Galileo, Hubble space telescope, space
Ideas for use in class
  • This could be used as part of a topic on space or on light. It demonstrates that light needs to enter our eyes to enable us to see. Ask children to have a go at building their own telescopes as shown here.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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