Educator Guide

Field Trip to the Moon: LRO/LCROSS Edition Informal Educator Guide
 
Cover of the Field Trip to the Moon LRO/LCROSS Edition Informal Educator Guide

The information in this document was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators
Grades: 3-8 and Informal
Product Number: EG-2008-09-48-MSFC


NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite missions will prepare for humans' return to the moon. The Field Trip to the Moon: LRO/LCROSS Edition includes the activities from the original Field Trip to the Moon guide plus activities relating to these two moon missions. The LRO/LCROSS activities allow participants to explore lunar stratigraphy (caused by lava flows), impact craters, the moon's history, spacecraft design in which students build models of the LRO out of edible or non-edible materials, and the future of lunar exploration.

Field Trip to the Moon: LRO/LCROSS Edition Informal Educator Guide [11MB PDF file]

The Field Trip to the Moon DVD consists of a three-minute Introduction, a 21-minute Feature Presentation, LRO/LCROSS segments to introduce the mission, and seven minutes of Extra Materials (includes "AstroViz: Our Moon" and moon trivia questions). NASA, CORE and the American Museum of Natural History have worked together to provide educators with toolboxes, which will bring this "Field Trip" to life. These toolboxes match up with each of the six science-based team explorations: Ecosystem, Engineering, Geology, Habitat, Medical and Navigation. The DVD and toolboxes are available from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

Note: LRO/LCROSS launched on June 18, 2009.

Related materials:
Field Trip to the Moon Companion Guide
Field Trip to the Moon Informal Educator Guide
Field Trip to the Moon Educator Guide