Friday, April 16, 2010

Starry Night Telescope

Neevah really likes the night sky all the stars and the moon she gets quite excited when we go outside to have a look so today we have made a telescope which lets her view a starry night sky during the day. The telescope is Mummy made but decorated by Neevah with star stickers which is great fine motor skill practice those little star stickers can be quite tricky.

You will need
Black Card / Paper
Star Stickers
Pin / Needle /Thumb Tack
Skewer / Tooth Pick

To Make
1 .Roll black card into a tube and secure with tape2 .Cover one end of the tube with black paper/card and secure tightly with tape so no light gets in the sides
3 .Make 2 different sized holes in the black paper that is covering the end of the tube - I used a thumb tack for small holes and a bamboo skewer for the bigger holes4 .Decorate your telescope with star stickers5 .Look through your telescope at a light source - We tried an inside lamp but found it worked better outside looking towards the sun but make sure your other eye is closed or shaded if you are looking towards the sun
On the inside of the tube you should be able to see star like dots of light. You can find this activity and other night sky activities here.


Melissa said...

This looks like a lot of fun! What a great idea:)

Philippa, Neevah & Liam said...

Thanks Melissa she had a lot of fun with her telescope ... I would like to try making this again but a little bit more robust

Luísa said...

This was a great idea. We also have done a telescope. You can see it in our blog. I point a link on your blog, hope you don't mind.

Luísa said...

Forgot to told you that we are portuguese :-D Please try google tools to translate.
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