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Teachers Guide The following units have been extracted from the "Exploring the Moon Teacher's Guide" for seperate downloading. (for grades 4-12)
+ Unit 1: Pre-Apollo
+ Unit 2: Learning From Apollo
+ Unit 3: The Future
+ "Exploring the Moon Teacher's Guide"

Educator's Guide to Moon Phases
Phases of the Moon is at the top of the list of things that students seriously misunderstand. Most teachers run into problems in trying to explain the Moon's phases to youngsters, and evidence suggests that many have a very difficult time with the concepts. (for grades 3 - 12)

A Private Universe Project
What do your students think? What are their ideas, and how do they come up with them? Take part in the Private Universe Teachers' Lab to practice techniques of identifying student misconceptions and moving toward conceptual change. (for grades K - 14)

Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon (for grades 7-14)
The Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon by Bowker and Hughes (NASA SP-206) is considered the definitive reference manual to the global photographic coverage of the Moon.

Moon Lithograph

LRO and Moon Lithographs and Posters These double sided informational lithographs and posters can be printed to support a variety of lunar studies. (for grades K-12)

MoonQuest (Activity for Grades K-8)
Many of the scientific facts we know today were not known to our ancestors. To explain everything that existed in their world, our ancestors created another world: a world of gods, goddesses and myths.

Pieces of Science: Apollo 8 Teacher's Guide (for grades K-5)
Includes activities, images and information about the Apollo missions.

Educator's Guide to Eclipses (for grades 3 - 12)
Eclipses have long been a source of mystery and spectacle. These events were viewed with fear and dread in the past and, even today, still thrill.

Utah Curriculum Resource (for grades 3-7)
Includes lessons such as " How Big Are Earth, Sun, and Moon?" "Comparing the Earth & Moon", "The Appearance of the Moon", "What is Moonlight?" " Charting the Moon" "Phases of the Moon"

The Earth's Moon (for grades 3-5)
Includes interesting activities and information about the Moon's orbit, origin, phases, and how it affects the planet Earth.

On the MoonOn the Moon Activity Guide
In this activity guide, NASA and DESIGN SQUAD team up to inspire a new generation of engineers. The guide offers six hands-on challenges that bring engineering and NASA's moon missions to life for kids at events, and in school, and afterschool programs. (for grades 3 - 12)

Connect to the Moon : LPRPThe Lunar Precurser Robotic Program
Explore high quality educational programs for NASA's lunar missions and science.

Multicultural Science Education: Myths, Legends, and Moon Phases (for grades 5-8)
The teacher can blend science, language arts, literature and social studies. The lesson is introduced with a short inquiry-based discussion with the students. This occurs to determine what students already know about the moon.

ASTR1010 Lab Manual (for grades 13-14)
Here is the entire Spring 2005 laboratory manual used by the ASTR 1010 classes (Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Department)

Recommended Reading

+ Online books from NSSDC
+ History of Lunar Orbiter Program

Quick Links

+ NSSDC Moon Fact sheet
+ Moon Mars and Beyond
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