Enterprising Projects

Reaching for the Stars

Schools involved Primary Central Secondary
  Baradine Central School:
Years 5, 6 and 7
students with telescope

Students at Baradine Central School worked collaboratively to design and construct an astronomy viewing platform for use by students as well as the local astronomy club.

The school conducts astronomy nights that attract wide community interest. However, to improve these events, the students identified the need for a larger telescope and a more stable mounting platform (a stable mounting platform is a significant need during times of bad weather). Access to a viewing area by wheelchairs was also identified by students as an important need to be addressed by the project.

Students were involved in every aspect of the process. This project was STUDENT CENTRED and teacher facilitated.

student plans
students working student working student demonstrating star design

Reflections on Enterprise Learning

"It's different to normal schoolwork!" "I have designs within my design. I would like to use broken tiles to make mosaics." "A star is a great shape for our astronomy club!" "Mr Tracy gave us lots of things to think about!"
students working
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