Lucerne Valley Elementary School (Project 1)

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Location:  Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
Telescope: James Webb Space Telescope
Project type: Music / Art; Research / Communication
Project status: Completed



The students of Lucerne Valley Elementary School researched about the JWST, sketched what they had learned about the telescope, and then applied their drawings create a space mural with the James Webb Space Telescope.

Student testimonials

Dear NASA, what this mural means to me…is a lot. I have always been fascinated with space. I am glad that I got to be part of this NASA project. This mural was fun to paint, and I am glad that I got to learn about the James Webb Space Telescope. I learned a lot. I love how infrared works. It took a while to paint the mural in the hot sun for a week and a half, but it came out nice. It was worthwhile. I hope you guys like it! My sisters and brother liked working on it too. It was a “spacetacular” time. Thank you!
— Lucerne Valley Elementary School student
I thank NASA for teaching me how to build a model of the telescope. And I had fun learning about the telescope, and I thank them for showing me how we can’t see a hand in a trash bag but you can with infrared.
— Lucerne Valley Elementary School student

Educator testimonial

In the year 2012-13 a select group of students, 1st-5th including all demographics from Specials Needs, English Learners, and Economically Disadvantaged, came together to learn about the James Webb Telescope. With that as our goal, the students gained far more than a simple understanding of a space telescope. We saw learning in many areas: cooperative learning, team building, and working outside their age group as they developed a high level of understanding of difficult concepts.
— Mary Eller, Lucerne Valley Elementary School

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