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Information, resources, and education activities for out-of-school programs, classrooms, and the general public.

Information about the Moon

Explore Marvel Moon
Discover our scientific, cultural, and personal understanding of Earth’s nearest natural neighbor. Explore Marvel Moon will acquaint you NASA's investigations into the ongoing saga that has shaped our Moon. The activities are suitable for children ages 8–13 unless otherwise noted.

Explore! To the Moon
Today's children are the next generation of lunar explorers! The Apollo missions explored the Moon 50 years ago. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is collecting detailed information about the lunar environment, as we prepare to live and work safely on another planetary body!

Moon Poster Set
Our visits to the Moon brought us new scientific understanding about its geologic history and the materials that make up the lunar landscape, but much of the Moon remained unexplored during these landings. Spacecraft mission instruments measure different wavelengths of light reflected off the Moon’s surface. These missions are presenting scientists and engineers with new data about the entire Moon, its features, environment, and materials. With this information we can plan how to use the available materials to support future lunar outposts. Three posters, designed for students in 6th to 9th grade, explore these ideas.

Lunar and Asteroid Pop-Up Exhibits
The Center for Lunar Science and Exploration is excited to share its science topics with the public through fantastic traveling exhibits. These banners use colorful images and text to share current lunar and asteroid science and exploration stories. The displays can be used to excite and engage patrons in further exploration through library resources and programs. Full-sized graphic files are also available for free replication.

Seeing the Moon: Using Light to Investigate the Moon
Experiment with light and color through hands-on inquiry based activities. Students collect and analyze authentic data from rock samples using the ALTA hand-held reflectance spectrometer, map the rock types of the Moon, and develop theories of the Moon’s history. Seeing the Moon was developed through a collaboration between the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Department of Science Engagement and the Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument education team.

Educator activities about Moon Phases
STEP, a NASA-funded project, assembled Earth and space science classroom activities and resources while working with Houston area educators to provide professional development in Earth and Space Science to thousands of teachers. Each Earth and space science topic includes hands-on activities, some inquiry activities, and powerpoints and additional resources.

Unknown Moon
Hands-on and data-rich activities, powerpoints, and resources used in the high school teacher professional development about the Moon, its phases, properties, and how scientists are exploring its surface.

Exploration of the Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS)
The Exploration of the Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS) program is managed by the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE) and funded through the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). ExMASS is an academic year-long lunar/asteroid research program that envelops students in the process of science. At the end of the year, student teams compete for a chance to present their work at the annual Exploration Science Forum.

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