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Exploring the Moon - A Teacher's Guide
The rocks and sediment collected by Apollo astronauts contain vital clues to the formation of Earth and the Moon. Most of this information, including crucial parts of the history of Earth, cannot be learned by studying rocks on Earth because it is so geologically active. Teachers may use these materials to teach lunar geology and landforms, rocks and minerals, and the history and future of lunar exploration. The materials presented here include activities, information on obtaining and using the Lunar Sample Disk, fact sheets, a "Progress in Lunar Science" chart, resources for each unit, a glossary, and additional NASA educational resources.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Module / Unit
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2395
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Gordon McKay
NASA JSC Earth Science and Solar System Exploration Division