Learning About Telescopes

Telescopes allow us to explore beyond our planet and observe distant galaxies. These resources will help you teach your students how telescopes work, how they were developed, and the fascinating information they continue to reveal. This slideshow includes a number of activities related to the Hubble telescope.

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How Does a Reflecting Telescope Work?

In this space science printable, students will answer questions about a reflecting telescope–first used by Isaac Newton–and explain how it uses mirrors. As a skill challenge, they will identify and label the parts of a reflecting telescope.

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