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Ms. Leavitt from Greenville SC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of 3 telescope student kits and a telescope teacher demo kit is $415, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $412 goal

This project expired on May 27, 2006.

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My proposal is for 3 sets of these kits with a teacher set as well. These telescope kits will be enough for every student to have their own to accomplish each of the activities described below. It is suitable for physical science, physics and astronomy. It has a potential to reach 120 students per year in my classroom alone and can be reused year after year. Galileo's first telescopes lacked precision and clarity. Nevertheless, he made astonishing discoveries with his crude instruments. This simple lab enables students to build a telescope that is similar to Galileo's. They can use the telescope and see how it is similar to a pinhole camera, view inverted astronomical images, estimate the magnification power, find the focal length of a lens and see how the moon looked to Galileo. The Kit includes (10 of each unless noted): inner and outer tubes, plastic lenses (43mm diameter, objective, 400mm focal length, plastic lenses (17.5mm diameter, 25mm focal length, foam holders, cardboard spacers and washers for the eyepiece lenses, red plastic caps, 1 set of instructions & activities.

Ms. Leavitt
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Galileo's Telescope Student Kit • Delta Education $88.95 3 $266.85
Galileo's Telescope Teacher Demo Kit • Delta Education $16.95 1 $16.95

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