|STEAM topic(s)||Science, Engineering||
Periscopes have been around for quite a while. In the 1430s, a predecesor to the periscope was invented byso pilgrims could see over the heads of crowds at religious festivals.
The concept was further developed in the 1640s bywith what he called a "polemoscope". By the 1800s, periscopes were being used for naval navigation and in early submarines. During World War I, a perisocope sight was developed for rifles so soldiers could shoot over trench parapets without being exposed to sniper fire.
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|Age Range||7 and above.|
|Time Required||1 hour, dependent on individual craft skills.|
|Location||Any indoor space such as a classroom.|
|Equipment||A3 paper / tin foil / scissors / rulers / pens|
|National Curriculum:||Key Stage 2|
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