Barranca Mesa Elementary School (Project 1)

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Location: Los Alamos, NM 87544
Telescope: James Webb Space Telescope
Project type: Research / Communication
Project status: Completed



Students learned from an astrophysicist about the James Webb Space Telescope.  Students then to approached the STEM Project in any direction they wished, from using computers to draw the James Webb to creating a 3-D model inside a large light bulb.

Educator testimonial

This was a great opportunity to expand our science curriculum and enhance student interest with real world connections. I was able to have an astrophysicist come speak with the class about space exploration and what makes the James Webb telescope different from past telescopes. Students became quite enthralled in the possibilities ahead for space exploration and further understanding of the universe. While completing the STEM project, students felt a sense of ownership and control over their learning process. I let them approach the project in any direction they chose and asked them to use what interests them to drive their project choices. The James Webb STEM project was a memorable learning experience for all involved. Thank you for the opportunity.
— Nicole McGrane, Barranca Mesa Elementary School

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