Monday, November 14, 2011

Educator's Corner - Exploring the Moon Educator Guide

Submitted by Tammy Plotner

Exploring The Moon

Greetings, Educators!

Are you looking for some classroom material that you just can't find anywhere else? Then check out the "Exploring the Moon Educator Guide". It's designed for all audiences, but focuses on the curriculum requirements for grades 4-12.

The activities in this NASA Moon Guide promote problem solving, communication skills and teamwork. Earth and space science subjects include lunar geology and regolith, distance to the Moon, Apollo landing sites and life support systems.

Exploring the Moon Educator Guide [7MB PDF file]

Individual sections:

Introductory Materials
National Education Standards Charts
The Moon -- Gateway to the Solar System Teacher's Guide
Moon ABCs Fact Sheet
Rock ABCs Fact Sheet
Progress in Lunar Science
Nearside of the Moon -- Apollo Landing Sites
Pre-Apollo Activities
Distance to the Moon
Diameter of the Moon
Reaping Rocks
Learning From Apollo
The Lunar Disk
Apollo Landing Sites
Regolith Formation
Lunar Surface
Impact Craters
Clay Lava Flows
Lava Layering
Lunar Landing Sites
Lunar Roving Vehicle
Moon Anomalies
The Future
Lunar Land Use
Life Support Systems
Lunar Biospheres

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