Harold H. George Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School (Project 2)

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Location:  Adelanto, CA 92301
Telescope: James Webb Space Telescope
Project type: Research / Communication
Project status: Completed


 

Overview

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Students researched about how the James Webb Space Telescope would use infrared light to observe the cosmos by looking through gas and dust. The students then constructed space telescopes out of food.


Student testimonials

…I learned about how the space telescope works and what it will be able to do in 2018, which is just 2 years! It will let us be able to see if the Big Bang Theory is correct and how it looked. It will let us look through gas and dust to see new stars. It will look like there is nothing around them…
— Harold George Magnet School student
I learned that there are many parts to the James Webb Space Telescope. If one part doesn’t work properly then the whole instrument might be off. We see in daily life only with visible light but there is also radio, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays. The James Webb’s mirror cannot be touched with heat so there is a shield. I think this project will continue the “legacy of discovery,” and it will show us many things we have never seen.
— Harold George Magnet School student

Educator testimonial

Thank you so much for visiting my two schools in Adelanto. The students were not very knowledgeable about the purpose of the James Webb Space Telescope and how it operates. Your lesson generates a deep understanding of the telescope in such a way that learning comes alive. It was a fun learning experience for all, and I highly recommend your program to other schools in our area.
— Harold George Magnet School educator

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