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The Moon

Grade Level K-4, 5-8, 9-12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Subject Matter Physical Science
Target Audience Students
Event Focus As NASA prepares to return to the Moon and establish a presence there, you decide to apply to be one of the lunar astronauts. What are you going to need to know about the Moon to be prepared to meet the qualifications?
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What is it like to be on the Moon? How has the information gained from the historic Apollo missions as well as recent satellite mapping changed our views of our nearest neighbor in space? This presentation will provide future lunar astronauts with a background of knowledge as well as correct their misconceptions to help them prepare to again walk on the surface of the Moon.
Instructional Objectives
  • At least 80% of the participants will be able to explain why so many craters cover the lunar surface.
  • At least 70% of participants will be able to list the two main features of the lunar surface, craters and maria.
  • At least 70% of participants will be able to identify the dust in the lunar regolith as a major engineering challenge.

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The Moon
Written by: Joe Tobin On: 03 Jun 2009
This VC as terrific!  The students were actively involved and it tied right in to our Phases of the Moon Standards of Learning in Virginia!  I hope that it is offered again next year as it was a wonderful learning experience for the students involved.

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Planet Hopping VC
Written by: Neme Alperstein On: 02 Jun 2009
If we are going to return to the moon and continue manned space flight, understanding the math behind the exploration is a must.  Ready, set, calculate!  This VC is a terrific way to make math fun filled with imagination and the science of space travel.  We hope to see a series of videoconferences that include this mathematics with our studies of space science!  Terrific.

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