The James Webb telescope

After launch, the telescope deployed on its 30-day, million-mile journey out to the second Lagrange point (L2). This video shows the deployment procedure, timeline, and location of the satellite during deployment.
  • Is this telescope just a more modern telescope than Hubble?
  • Why does it take 30 days to reach its orbit?
  • What's a Lagrange point?
  • Why did it launch from French Guiana in the Amazon rain forrest?
  • What is the sling shot effect?

Enquiring minds want to know while they do the math!

The activity: WebbTelescope.pdf

CCSS: 4.MD, 6.RP, 7.RP, 8.RP

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

WebbTelescope.docx    WebbTelescope-solution.pdf

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