**Product Type:** Educator Guide

**Audience:** Educators

**Grade Levels:** 3-5

**Publication Year:** 2013

**Subjects:** Mathematics

The lessons in this book use the 5E learning cycle to help students in grades 3-5 learn about the moon. Hands-on activities and mathematical concepts demonstrate size and proportion. The guide explains the moon's two orbital periods - sidereal and synodic. In the six lessons, students build an edible model of a spacecraft; perform experiments to understand buoyancy and density; use classification skills; use measurement to understand craters; and practice mathematics skills with lunar data. The lessons are correlated to common core standards in mathematics.

Exploring the Lunar Surface [6MB PDF file]

**More booklets in this series:**

Space Math I

Space Math II

Space Math III

Space Math IV

Space Math V

Space Math VI

Space Math VII

Space Math VIII

Space Math IX

Adventures in Space Science Mathematics

Algebra 2 With Space Science Applications

Astrobiology Math

Black Hole Math

Earth Math

Electromagnetic Math

Exploring Planetary Moons

Exploring Stars in the Milky Way

Exploring the Milky Way

Image Scale Math

Lunar Math

Magnetic Math

Mars Math

Radiation Math

Remote Sensing Math

Solar Math

Space Weather Math

Transit Math

Year of the Solar System -- Real-World Math