Blueprint for Space

Deep Space Diary

Activity 3.1

Webb has a unique structure, especially when compared with other space telescopes which are often cylindrical with long solar panels. Webb’s gold-coated hexagonal primary mirror, mounted in the centre of its silver-coloured sunshield, gives it a striking appearance. This activity helps students understand Webb’s structure while explaining its ‘hot and cold’ sides.


  • Maths / Numeracy
  • Primary Science / Working Scientifically

Learning Methods

  • Code and Decode
  • Draw
  • Problem Solve
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