Why would NASA scientists deliberately crash an unmanned rocket into the moon? Learn about their goals, the planning required to carry this off, and what scientists learned from the crash.
Students determine the effects of erosion on regolith formation and deposition on Earth as well as regolith formation on the Moon by meteoritic activity.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Moon.
Explains that the full moon that rises closest to the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon. That September moon appears extremely large and red, and once lit the night sky for farmers during their busiest harvest season.
Find out what Apollo astronauts saw on the moon, how scientists have developed hypotheses to explain them, and how they plan to test these hypotheses.
Students will look at rocks in thin section using virtual microscope, comparing plane polarized light with cross polarized light; after becoming familiar with this tool, students will look at rock samples from the moon.
Student Handout for Lab activity in Regolith Formation Lesson Plan.
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