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High School Lunar Research Projects

Moon 101

Students’ Guide to Moon 101 (PDF)
Instructors’ Guide to Moon 101 (PDF)

Links to Lunar Science Resources

Global Moon image
Impact Cratering Notes (PDF)
Lunar Meteorites and the Lunar Cataclysm
Lunar Volcanism Notes (PDF)
Mare Materials (PDF)
The Oldest Moon Rocks
Origin of the Earth and Moon
Relative Ages (PDF)
Structure (PDF)
Time to Solidify an Ocean of Magma
Wandering Gas Giants and Lunar Bombardment

Notes for The Scientific Legacy of Apollo
Notes for Lunar Meteorites and the Lunar Cataclysm
Notes for Origin of the Earth and Moon & Time to Solidify a Magma Ocean
Notes for Relative Ages

Links to Lunar Data Sets

Ranger Missions
Lunar Orbiter
Apollo; Orbital imagery mixed with surface imagery
Lunar Prospector                                    
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
Google Moon
Moon 101 image 1
Moon 101 image 2
Moon 101 image 3

LROC and Photoshop Guide (PDF)
       A guide to searching for images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera website and how to        convert, save, and manipulate raw LROC images in Photoshop.

Lunar Scientist Presentations

NASA Desert RATS: Dr. Jacob Bleacher – September 6, 2011
The Center for Lunar Science and Exploration and the Lunar Cataclysm: Dr. David Kring – November 30, 2011
Sculptured Hills: Implications for the Relative Age of Serenitatis, Basin Chronologies, and the Cratering History of the Moon: Dr. Paul Spudis – January 23, 2012
The Colorful Moon: What is the Moon Made of? – Dr. Rachel Klima – February 19, 2013

Science Career Information

Institutions Granting PhDs in Earth/Planetary Sciences
Career Advice from the American Astronomical Society

Other Resources

The Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon, National Research Council, 2007

LRO Tour of the Moon

2013 Lunar Science Forum at NASA Ames

From the Earth to the Moon
Inspirational video and soundtrack with dramatic views of the lunar landscape.

Why Go Back to the Moon?
LPI’s Dr. Paul Spudis talks about why we should explore the Moon.

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