Students experiment creating a basic refracting telescope and a reflecting telescope without a case. This allows them to move the pieces and learn the principles of what is happening inside both types of optical telescopes. Great for reflection & refraction in physics or astronomy.
Lab comes with background information, clear challenge, student materials list, procedure with diagrams, questions, question answer key, and teacher materials list.
Expanding into different types of telescopes? Try Star Spectroscopy/Electromagnetic Spectrum Lab
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Teaching reflection and refraction? Try adding Albedo Lab
to your unit.