Telescopes and Observatories

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 4 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/31/2010

Watch a video to take a trip to a special place: The United States Naval Observatory. Find out about one of its telescopes and the work that is done in the observatory. In this activity guide and video, children will look at pictures and watch a short video to find out about telescopes and observatories from the 1800s and today.

 Included in an OurStory module from Smithsonian's National Museum of American History entitled Exploring the Sky, this activity is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of children's literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.

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