T. A. Lowery Elementary School

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Location: Shenandoah, WV 254424
Telescope: James Webb Space Telescope
Project type: Research / Communication
Project status: Completed



Students at T. A. Lowery Elementary School began with researching the James Webb Space Telescope and that led to learning more about galaxies. Students researched about galaxies online and selected a specific galaxy to research deeper. Students then constructed models of their own galaxies. Students created models of the Black Eye galaxy, Barred galaxy, and Comet, Circinus, Andromeda, Triangulum, Sunflower, Ring, Rose, Tinkerbell, Tad Pole, Sculptor, and Sombrero as examples.

Student Testimonial

A galaxy is a beautiful place where the beginning of a star’s life starts and ends.
— Lowery Elementary School student

Educator testimonial

We studied nebula, stars, and shapes of galaxies. Thank you for providing such a project to our schools. We have appreciated the in depth study of the James Webb space telescope, galaxies and stars this 2015-16 school year.
— Ms. Sperry, Lowery Elementary School

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