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Bryan Palaszewski (Presentation - 1 - Presentation - 2 - Movies in Presentation- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4) - Bryan.Palaszewski@grc.nasa.gov
Pre-conference Assessment: Record your students scores at the conclusion of Moon Jeopardy.
1. Go outside on a clear (and warm) moonlit night and look at the moon. Draw what you see.
2. With the help of your teacher, a parent, or a book, label some of the craters and maria.
3. Can you find the crater, Tycho? Can you see the rays?
4. Watch the moon over several nights. Can you see the changing phases? Can you see it move past a star?
Grades 4-12: Impact Craters (pgs. 61-69; print pgs. 71-79).
Grades 8-9: A different version of Impact Craters, with additional materials created by Niki Barnes and Matt McCormick, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.*
Check the current phase of the moon with daily highlights at In Constant Moon.
Check the current phase of the moon and where on earth it is visible at Earth and Moon Viewer.
Check for general lunar background and links to other related sites at Lunar Geology.
Moon videoconference provides participants the opportunity to discuss
the outcomes of the Apollo program and the processes that created the
craters and other surface features we see when we view the Moon. The study
of surface processes on Earth's land masses is called geology
from geos (Gk) Earth or Earth goddess. The same studies done on the Moon
are formally called selenology from selene (Gk)
moon or moon goddess.
The event can be tailored to certain grade levels.
Lunar materials are available for classroom use via the Lunar-Meteorite Sample Loan Program.
Grades K-4: The Space Place, Try Some Moon Cookies.
Grades 4-12: Lesson 7 - Crater Hunters (pgs. 7.1-7.8; print pgs. 94-102)
Grades 5-12: Activities
in Planetary Geology for the Physical and Earth Sciences
Grades 8-9: Post-conference Activity created by Niki Barnes and Matt McCormick, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.*
Assessment for The Moon activities and videoconference: Why doesn't the Earth look like the Moon?
A post-conference assessment for use after completion of The Moon activities and the videoconference is also available. It was created by Niki Barnes and Matt McCormich, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.*
Grades 9-12: Photogeologic Mapping of the Moon
Have your students repeat Moon Jeopardy and compare their scores to those they earned originally.
Have your students
answer the following question: Why doesn't the
Earth look like the Moon?
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