Telescopes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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What does the word 'telescope' mean?

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1. Who first used a telescope to view objects in the sky?

2. What type of telescope uses a mirror?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the different types of telescopes? Who is famous for using telescopes? These are the kinds of questions you will need answers for when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information you will need when taking this quiz includes:

  • The meaning of the word ''telescope''
  • The name of the first person to use a telescope
  • Which type of telescope uses a mirror
  • What refracting telescopes use to view things
  • How much it cost to build the Hubble telescope

Skills Practiced

  • Defining a key word - understand the meaning of the word ''telescope''
  • Information recall - remember what type of telescope uses a mirror to see things that are far away
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the Hubble telescope and refracting telescopes

Additional Learning

Get an up-close view of more information about these instruments by using the lesson titled Telescopes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. You will learn:

  • When telescopes were invented
  • What happened to the first person to use a telescope to view stars and planets
  • The types of specialty telescopes
  • The name of a telescope to be released in 2018