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"I love the resources, they're nicely linked to curriculum objectives and easy to pick up. Especially good for the
science-phobic amongst us as the ideas are all there."
Kay Wilkie, Year 6 teacher
How telescopes work
This explanation text for year 6 and P7, linking to the topic light and vibrations and waves, explains how a reflecting telescope works. Ever since the famous astronomer Galileo first looked at the stars with a simple spyglass more than 400 years ago, scientists have been using telescopes to understand the mysteries of space. Early telescopes used glass lenses to magnify the light from distant objects – these are called refracting telescopes. Most modern telescopes use curved mirrors instead.
This downloadable reading pack includes:
An A3 reading spread for you to print.
Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
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