ERIC Number: ED390711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Exploring the Moon: A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Earth and Space Sciences.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
These materials have been designed for use with the upper elementary through high school levels especially, but not exclusively, with the Lunar Sample Disk. This book contains: information on the Lunar Sample Disk, a curriculum content matrix, a teacher's guide, Moon ABCs fact sheet, rock ABCs fact sheet, Progress in Lunar Science chart, 17 activities, a resource section for each unit, and a list of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) educational resources. The activities are divided into three units: pre-Apollo, learning from Apollo, and the future. Classroom activities included promote problem-solving, communication skills, and teamwork. Each activity consists of teacher pages and reproducible student sheets. Teacher pages include a statement of purpose, background information, preparation, in-class suggestions, wrap-up ideas, and extensions. Student sheets include a purpose statement, key words, list of materials, procedure, questions with space provided for answers, and charts. Activities include: distance to the Moon, diameter of the Moon, reaping rocks, Apollo landing sites, Regolith formation, lunar surface, differentiation, impact craters, clay lava flows, lava layering, lunar landing sites, lunar roving vehicle, moon anomalies, lunar land use, life support systems, and lunar biospheres. (JRH)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Moons, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Space Sciences
NASA, Education Division, Mail Code FET, Washington, DC 20546-0001.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.