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Deep Space Diary

Activity 3.2

Webb’s striking hexagonal primary mirror makes it instantly recognisable. The mirror has been carefully designed to collect as much light as possible. The more light collected, the more we can see. After exploring the symmetry of a number of shapes, this activity challenges students to design a mirror, based on set criteria.


  • Design and Technology (DT)
  • Maths / Numeracy
  • Primary Science / Working Scientifically

Learning Methods

  • Design and Invent
  • Draw
  • Problem Solve
  • Thinking Skills
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