Make Your Own Monocular Project

Make Your Own Monocular Project

Price: $6.95
  • Create your own monocular
  • Learn how lenses work
  • For ages 6 and up
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Make Your Own Monocular Project (H149): $6.95

Make learning about nature and science fun with our Make Your Own Monocular Project!

Scouts "make and take" a real, easy to assemble monocular with 3x magnification! Scouts simply glue the ocular and objective lenses to each end of the tube. Younger scouts (ages 6-8) will paint and decorate their monocular tube while older scouts (ages 8 and up) will color-in and attach a diagram illustrating the physics of magnification (simplified for kids.) When they head outside for a nature walk with their monocular in hand, scouts will be delighted as birds, trees and butterflies seem to leap out from the background right before their eyes!

Our exclusive activity guide provides all of the information needed to teach scouts the basics of magnification - even if the leader has no previous knowledge on this subject. A great project for scouts ages 6 and up.

Unit Goals and Concepts:

  • Create an actual working monocular.
  • Discover the properties of light that allow lenses to work.
  • Take a Nature Walk and allow scouts to observe their environment through their monoculars.

Materials Included:

  • Monocular tubes, lenses, other materials to make your monoculars.
  • A diagram showing how light travels through the monocular.
  • Our exclusive activity guide that makes planning the project easy for leaders and delivers loads of fun ideas for activities, games and relevant projects. Also includes a reproducible worksheet for your scouts.

The only materials you supply are markers or paint.


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