Simple Telescope

See how convex and concave lenses can be combined to magnify far-away objects.

Grades covered: 4 through 12
Curriculum Topics: Light, Optics, Refraction, Astronomy

Standards

Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Common Standards Click to View

NGSS DCI(s): Electromagnetic Radiation, Wave Properties, Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

California Standards (Click to View)

6.d. How simple lenses are used in a magnifying glass, the eye, camera, telescope, and microscope.||CA Science||Grade 7||06. Physical Science: Physical Principles in Living Systems||6. Physical principles underlie biological structures and functions.|||7. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions & conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept, and to address the content of the other strands, students will develop questions & perform investigations.||CA Science||Grade 7||07. Investigation and Experimentation|||9. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions & conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept, and to address the content of the other strands, students should develop questions & perform investigations.||CA Science||Grade 8||01. Physical Sciences||9. Investigation and Experimentation|||1. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions & conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept, & to address the content of the other strands, students should develop questions & perform investigations.||CA Science||Grade 9-12||05. Investigation and Experimentation|||4.f. How to identify the characteristic properties of waves: interference (beats), diffraction, refraction, Doppler effect, and polarization.||Grade 9-12||01. Physics||4. Waves||4. Waves have characteristic properties that do not depend on the type of wave.

Categories include:
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Physical Science
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Science
Tags: Solar System, Information Processing, Waves, Light
Subjects covered: ["Physical Science","Earth\/Space Science"]