Gus Franklin, Jr. S.T.E.M. School

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Location:  Victorville, CA 92392
Telescope: James Webb Space Telescope
Project type: Research / Communication
Project status: Completed



 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

We made a James Webb Space Telescope and we used a pop tart, Fruit rollup, chocolate waffle, a plate and toothpicks. Someone helped us and her name was Mrs. Taylor and we did it in the Science Lab. We ate it after when we were done. Yum!
— Gus Franklin School student
It was fun and I learned a lot of fun things to do about the James Webb Space Telescope. It was fun using the food stuff.
— Gus Franklin School student

Educator testimonial

Thank you so much for coming out to our school and teaching the students about the James Webb Space Telescope. They thoroughly enjoyed creating their JWST out of the edible food items and especially loved eating their telescope. I also posted pictures on our Class Dojo class story for our parents to view.
— Gus Franklin School educator

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