Space Down to Earth

Let's Build A Model Telescope - JWST Model Project

Let's Build A Model Telescope - JWST Model Project

Trac9 is committed to the goal of engaging through our sponsored pilot program for STEAM outreach, the JWST Model Project.

Our program offers a hands-on learning experience where students and teachers get exposed to science and manufacturing by building a small model of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

In addition we have developed a “coffee-bag” sunshield project. This project involves the construction of a full-scale JWST sunshield made entirely out of coffee bags collected by elementary students. Below are some of the photos from our outreach events.

  What is JWST?

The James Webb Space Telescope is one of NASA’s greatest endeavors and aims to increase our understanding of the universe, as we know it. To push the boundaries of space exploration and go beyond the great achievements of Hubble, NASA, ESA, and CSA designed Webb to be much larger, much colder, and operate much further away from earth.

Bringing JWST in to your classroom

Our JWST Model Project involves one class session where the students learn about science, engineering and manufacturing and each student gets to build his/her own take-home model of JWST telescope! You can schedule an appointment with our support team and we will come and present to your class, on-site. We have provided supporting material to help teach students and teachers alike about JWST and our STEAM project.


Education Package

The contents of this educational package were composed in a manner that we have found to be highly effective with students, teachers, and space enthusiasts alike at highlighting and explaining some of Webb’s most critical differences from other space observatories. More info [here].

Model Project

The contents of this presentation are used during the JWST Model Project course. More info [here].

Science Fun Pad

This is a NASA JWST interactive workbook designed for children aging from 5-10 years in age. More info [here].