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Moon's River DLESE Reviewed Collection
Users can read about the discovery of ice on Earth's moon, which occurs in the form of ice crystals accumulated near the lunar poles. The discussion covers the use of the neutron spectrometer as a tool for detecting water by sensing the hydrogen it contains, some ideas on the origin of the ice, and the fact that water has been found elsewhere in the solar system (on Europa, Jupiter's fourth-largest moon). Other materials include an interview with Harrison Schmidt, the last astronaut to walk on the Moon, and a bibliography.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Ref. material
  • Cryology
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004 University of Wisconsin, Board of Regents
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-368
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: Terry Devitt
University of Wisconsin - Madison