Missions to the Moon/LRO
- AS THE MOON TURNS! (Puppet Story) (1st–6th grades)
A puppet story that introduces students to the mission objectives of NASA’s 2008 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Mission to the Moon, along with lunar surfacefeatures and the processes that shaped them, our search for water and other resources, and the reasons for our return to the Moon.
- LRO Moon Tune (5th–8th grades)
A sing-along that introduces students to the mission objectives of NASA’s 2008 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Mission to the Moon, along with how our Moon formed, its surfacefeatures and the processes that shaped them, our search for water and other resources, and the reasons for our return to the Moon. The LRO Moon Tune has also been incorporated into the puppet story, and may be used as a guide for players in “Moon Pie,” and “Mission: Moon.”
- Building an LRO (1st–6th grades)
Introduces students to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission and provide them with an overview of the types of science instruments that will be aboard and the information these instruments will collect, by putting together either an edible or non-edible model of the mission.
- Moon Pie Game (3rd–6th grades)
Students apply their knowledge about the Moon, its environment, and the LRO Mission and, literally, build a picture of the Moon through an interactive game
- Mission Moon (7th–8th grades)
Students compare environmental conditions using data collected from previous lunar missions at four locations on the Moon to select the site that could serve as a possible future lunar base. The students learn that more data will be collected by the LRO instruments to help scientists and engineers make similar decisions.
- About the LRO Mission (educator)
Information about the Moon, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, its goals and instruments, and its role in our goals of placing a colony on the Moon. Written for educators, it is appropriate for students 7th grades and up.
- Exploring the Moon (high school and educator)
An extensive source of information on past and future missions to the Moon. Written at an adult level, it may be appropriate for high school students as well.
- Apollo Landing Sites (high school and educator)
Photographic coverage of the regional setting for the six Apollo landing sites. Images can be downloaded and used for free for educational purposes. Images are accompanied by detailed information written at a high school to college level. 40 images.