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2011–2012 Student Presentations

Students participating in the NASA Lunar Science Institute High School Lunar Research Projects experience every step of the scientific process. The ability to communicate research findings is an essential step in the process of science. Students give three presentations during their lunar research experience – Moon 101, results of their research, and a research poster.

Research Presentations
Poster Presentations

Moon 101

During the first month of their research experience, students explore lunar science articles describing the Moon’s formation, evolution, and geology. Reading these articles gives students the chance to become familiar with the lunar environment and lunar surface processes. Students apply this knowledge to their Moon 101 presentations in which they characterize the geology seen in one of three images of the lunar surface.

Why Should We Study the Moon?

Why Should We Study the Moon?
St. Mary's School
Recording of the presentation

Introduction ot the Moon

Introduction to the Moon
Camden Fairview High School
Recording of the presentation

       
Moon 101

Moon 101
Raymore-Peculiar High School
Recording of the presentation

Characterization of Orientale Region and Basin

Characterization of Orientale Region and Basin
Kickapoo High School
Recording of the presentation

       
Lunar Geology and Formation

Lunar Geology and Formation
Langham Creek High School
Recording of the presentation

Apollo 17 Landing Site

Apollo 17 Landing Site
Bellaire High School
Recording of the presentation

       
Analysis of the Orientale Basin

Analysis of the Orientale Basin
Woodstock Union High School
Recording of the presentation

Apollo 11 Mission

The Apollo 11 Mission
Seton Keough High School
Recording of the presentation

       
Apollo 17''s Landing Site on the Moon

Apollo 17's Landing Site on the Moon
Seton Keough High School
Recording of the presentation

Giant Impact Hypothesis

Giant Impact Hypothesis
Essex Hight School
Recording of the presentation

       
Lunar Geology of the Apollo 11 Landing Site

Lunar Geology of the Apollo 11 Landing SIte
Chenango Forks High School
Recording of the presentation

Apollo 11 Landing Site
Chenango Forks High School
Recording of the presentation

Apollo 11 Landing Site Apollo 11 Landing Site
California Academy of Science (CAS)
Recording of the presentation

It's Taurus Littrow Vallery Time!!!
Seacrest School
Recording of the presentation

Apollo 17 Landing Site
Upper Darby High School
Recording of the presentation
Introduction to the Moon Introduction to the Moon
Camden-Fairview
Indian Springs Orientale Section
Indian Springs High School
Recording of the presentation
   

2011–2012 Research Presentations

At the end of the semester, students present their research findings. This presentation takes place in two parts: 1) a PowerPoint presentation to team mentors and program leads and 2) a conference-style poster presentation to a panel of lunar scientists. The panel of lunar scientists judge the poster presentations to determine which team will present their research at the NASA Lunar Science Institute forum at NASA Ames in California.

Ejecta

Determining a Correlation Between Ejecta Radius and Crater Diameter for Differing Lunar Materials
Chenago Forks High School Team 1
Recording of the presentation

Crater irregularity

Research and Quantification of Crater Irregularity
Chenago Forks High School Team 2
Recording of the presentation

       
Crater

The Nature and Origin of Boulder Piles in Eastern Mare Serenitatis
Seacrest School
Recording of the presentation

Apollo 11 Landing Site

An In-Depth Look: Craters from the Apollo 11 Landing Site
Seton Keough High School (Moonbeams)
Recording of the presentation

       
Aristarchus Plateau

Rilles on the Moon's Surface
Seton Keough High School Team 2
Recording of the presentation

Overall map of wrinkle ridges

Analysis of Wrinkle Ridges to Determine Distribution and Depth of Blind Thrust Faults in Mare Imbrium
Upper Darby High School
Recording of the presentation

       
Crater Trail Analysis

Crater Trail Analysis
Lee High School/STEM Academy
Recording of the presentation

Lunar Nearside

Stratified Ejecta Boulders as Indicators of Layered Plutons on the Lunar Nearside
Kickapoo High School
Recording of the presentation

       
Diameter of initial crater

Demonstrating Relationships Between Initial Impact Craters and Secondary Chains
Bellaire High School
Recording of the presentation

Moon

The Effect of Base Material and Size on the Erosion of Lunar Craters
Raymore-Peculiar High School
Recording of the presentation

       
Viewing the South Pole NAC Mosaic

Properties of the Polar Regolith
Langham Creek High School
Recording of the presentation

Orientale Basin

3 Lava Glows in Orientale Basin
Indian Springs High School
Recording of the presentation

     

 

Hana Lava Tube

Lava Tubes
Camdem Fairview High School

Comparing Lunar Silicic Volcano Characters

Comparing Lunar Silicic Volcano Characters
California Academy of Sciences

       
Reflectance Spectroscopy

Apollo 17 Landing Site: Comparison of the Geology with Petrology and M3 Spectroscopy
St. Mary's School

 

2011–2012 Poster Presentations

Diameter of initial crater

Demonstrating Relationships Between Initial Impact Craters and Secondary Chains
Bellaire High School
Recording of the presentation

Comparing Lunar Silicic Volcano Characters

Is the Compton-Belkovich Feature (CBF) unique compared to other silicic volcanoes?
California Academy of Sciences
Recording of the presentation

       
Ejecta

Determining a Correlation Between Ejecta Radius and Crater Diameter for Differing Lunar Materials
Chenago Forks High School Team 1
Recording of the presentation

Crater irregularity

An Examination of the Causes of Crater Irregularity
Chenago Forks High School Team 2
Recording of the presentation

       
Seton Keough

Rilles on the Moon's Surface
Seton Keough High School (Rilles)
Recording of the presentation

Upper Darby

Analysis of Wrinkle Ridges to Determine Distribution and Depth of Blind Thrust Faults in Mare Imbrium
Upper Darby High School
Recording of the presentation

       
Kickapoo

Stratified Ejecta Boulders as Indicators of Layered Plutons on the Lunar Nearside
Kickapoo High School
Recording of the presentation

Stem Academy

Crater Trail Analysis
STEM Academy/Robert E. Lee High School
Recording of the presentation

       
Seton Keough

An In-Depth Look: Craters from the Apollo 11 Landing Site
Seton Keough High School Moonbeams Recording of the presentation

Raymore-Peculiar High School

The Effect of Base Material
and Size on the Erosion of LUNAR Craters

Raymore-Peculiar High School
Recording of the presentation

       
Seacrest

The Nature and Origin of Boulder Piles in the Eastern Mare Serenitatis Region
Seacrest School
Recording of the presentation

Camden-Fairview

The Identification and Feasible Utilization of Lunar lava Tubes
Camden Fairview High School

 

       
St. Mary's

Apollo 17 and M3
St. Mary’s School
Recording of the presentation

Langham Creek

Properites of the Polar Regolith
Langham Creek High School

       
Indian Springs

3 Lava Flows in Orientale Basin
Indian Springs School

   

 

2010–2011 Presentations