Build a telescope

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Telescopes (or spyglasses) were invented to see objects in the distance more closely. The original designs have since been modified and expanded to allow people to explore further and further into our universe. In this unit, students take a hands-on approach to learning about the evolution of the telescope and how this helped to advance scientific knowledge.

Want more practical, hands-on experiments and investigation ideas about Earth and space? See Science Smart - Planet Earth and Beyond.

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Caroline Mulholland is an experienced teacher and author. She has taught in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. When not teaching or writing, she is a busy mother of two. Her two children Emma and Jack are both her biggest fans and harshest critics and enjoy helping to test out her new books and to ensure there is plenty of fun alongside the learning activities. They particularly like trying any type of science experiments and activities that involve code cracking and logic skill.