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Description:

This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore the difference between telescope magnification and resolution. They will learn that observing instruments, whether telescopes or their eyes, have limited resolution. Higher magnification might make it easier for the human eye to perceive the detail the telescope is capable of, but the telescope cannot collect any more detail (in other words, get better resolution) with higher magnifications. The activity simulates this with diagrams and explanations. The PDF contains step-by-step instructions, photos, presentation tips, background information, and ready-to-print activity handouts.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926132217352T,Middle School,Moon,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Space Science,Mathematics,telescope,Early Elementary,Keck,astronomy,eye,Chemistry,magnification,aperture,Size and Scale,Informal Education,Hubble,Higher Education,star,Stars and Galaxies,The Moon,Life Science,Elementary School,Biological science,Physics,Vision,Lenses and Mirrors,Upper Elementary,Technology,High School,Space science,Pre-Kindergarten,Physical science,resolution,Light and Optics

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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