Jaime’s Big Idea:
Jaime’s project extended students’ thinking about their place in the world and universe. Students observed patterns in the sky, used mathematics to construct scaled models of the solar system, used an inflatable planetarium to observe Earth’s place in our solar system, used telescopes to observe the night sky, and participated in a field-based experience integrating language arts and social studies to tell student stories, as they were connected to their community and local culture. The culminating activity included a second field-based experience at a local research center, Biosphere 2, where students further studied the solar system and galaxy and participated in learning about space exploration.
Jaime is a former Ranger-teacher with Saguaro National Park. She loves the outdoors and previously ran her school’s hiking club. Jaime is currently a District Science Coach and runs her school’s science fair.