Telescope/Microscope Experiment

Product Code: EX-9988


Students construct an astronomical telescope, a Galilean telescope, and a compound microscope on the optical bench. Using a viewing screen with grid, they find and describe the ways in which images are changed by the multiple lens systems.

The parallax method is used to locate virtual images. Students draw ray diagrams and measure the magnification of the instruments.

PASCO Advantage

Using the Basic Optics Track and Adjustable Lens Holders makes it easy for students to quickly build each of the instruments. Open construction means that all students can see the location and types of lenses used.

Topics Covered

  • Multiple Lens Systems
  • Magnification
  • Parallax
  • Description of Images


Telescope Microscope Experiment

What’s Included

Buying Guide

Required Accessories P/N
1 x Rubber Bands and Ruler

Support Documents

Beginning Optics System Manual

Adjustable Lens Holder Manual

Basic Optics Light Source Manual

Basic Optics Viewing Screen Manual

Manual Downloads

Product Manuals for the Included Products

Basic Optics Light Source Manual (OS-8470)
(514 KB – .pdf – English)
Adjustable Lens Holder Manual (OS-8474)
(521 KB – .pdf – English)
Experiment File
Telescope / Microscope Experiment File
(696 KB – .zip – English)