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Lunar Prospector Education Page (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) site provides classroom resources about the Moon. A teacher's guide contains basic detailed information about the Moon, such as the lunar landscape, craters, and Moon rocks. The lesson plan and activities sections cover phases of the Moon, lunar landforms, a Lunar Prospector model, and orbits.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Lab activity
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
Subject:
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Lesson plans are in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The U.S. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce these documents, or allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes. These documents may be freely distributed and used for non-commercial, scientific and educational purposes. Commercial use of the documents available from this server may be protected under the U.S. and Foreign Copyright Laws. Individual documents on a server may have different copyright conditions, and that will be noted on those documents.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-880
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Position and motion of objects
        • Properties of objects and materials
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Objects in the sky
        • Properties of earth materials
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in local challenges
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in society
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Interactions of energy and matter
        • Motions and forces
      • C - Life science:
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Larry Kellogg
National Aeronautics and Space Administration