PAN016: Building Thread for Oakland CA Middle School AstroHawks

Hi, Richard.
I’m going to be working with the evaluator for the PANOPTES team to create a pre and post assessment for other PANOPTES build teams. Can you let me know which skills your students picked up (i.e., measuring, using power tools, soldering, learning about how scientists search for exoplanets, etc.) while working on building their PANOPTES unit? What did you hope your students would learn, and what did they actually learn? What surprised them along the way? Did they feel empowered by being able to build their own exoplanet hunting telescope? What are the lessons learned that we can pass on to future builders? What can we make more clear in our instructions to make it easier for others? What else am I missing?

Hi Rachel,

I’m traveling outside the country and will respond to your questions once I’m home after July 5.

best regards, Richard