Overview: Refractors and reflectors organizer

Overview
of "Graphic Organizer: Comparison of refractors and reflectors"
Description:
Graphic Organizer: Comparison of refractors and reflectors shows the similarities and differences between refracting telescopes and reflecting telescopes. The information is presented in the form of a t-chart.
Format(s) available: Printer-friendly web page; PDFs for teacher (full chart) and student (blank organizer with images)
Grades: Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Teachers can use Graphic Organizer: Comparison of refractors and reflectors as:

A reference tool. Clarify the similarities and differences between these two types of telescopes.

A model. Show students how to use this type of graphic organizer. Explain how to analyze the contents and display summary information.

An organization tool. This type of graphic organizer can be used to formulate and arrange students' thoughts before composing essays about almost any topic. In this case, ask students to compose an essay that identifies the similarities and differences between refracting and reflecting telescopes.

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Online exploration "Telescopes From the Ground Up".

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Overview: Refractors and reflectors organizer