Kindergarten Hubble Space Telescopes

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 3/13/2009 4:00:00 PM

Following up on our visit from NASA Langley that focused on the Hubble Space Telescope, the Kindergartners this week made their own model Hubble telescopes. The students drew pictures to show the photos taken by their own little Hubble. They also loved watching Moby and Annie in the BrainPOP Jr. video SOLAR SYSTEM! We also talked about the Kepler Space Telescope that was launched just last week. NASA hopes to use Kepler to search for rocky worlds – like our own Earth – that happen to orbit their parent stars in a region just right for liquid water to exist at the surface. Kepler will search for this “Goldilocks Zone”…a place where the temperature is just right for a planet to have life. Too close to a star and a planet is too hot, while too far out a planet is too cold. Kepler seeks to find a place where the temperatures is just right. To read more about the Kepler Space Telescope, click here.









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