Here’s a list of the materials and tools you’ll need (in addition to the wrapper on the previous page) to build your model of the Hubble Space Telescope. You should be able to find all the items at craft and hardware stores. If you can’t find certain items or want to customize your model, try substituting similar items.
Hardware (plumbing) supplies:
2" PVC pipe, at least 6 3/4" long (A)
3" PVC pipe, at least 2 3/4" long (B)
3"-to-2" PVC bushing to connect the pipes (C)
3" snap-in drain cap (D)
2" plastic test cap (E)
One 2" diameter round mirror (F)
One 3/16" diameter wooden dowel, at least 21" in length (G)
Two 1/2" diameter wooden beads with pre-drilled holes (holes should be big enough for the end of the dowel to fit inside) (H)
One sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" black construction paper
One sheet of posterboard, at least 11" x 17"
Silver paint (spray paint works best)
Small paint brush (not needed if using spray paint)
White glue and/or permanent gluestick
Dish soap for washing PVC
Now you’re ready to start building!