Meet Our Neighbors: Moon

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Since a field trip to the moon isn't possible, bring the moon to young astronomers! Participants use everyday materials to create models of the moon and represent the features on its surface. The materials serve as a tactile as well as a visual representation of the different features to bring astronomy to life.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners create keys describing each feature of the model
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects pupils to have background knowledge of the features on the surface of the moon
  • Allow time to collect and prepare necessary materials

  • Includes both a teacher and student guide
  • Provides an image of a sample model to use as a reference


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