Classroom Activity

Regolith Formation
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 4-12


Regolith is loose, unconsolidated rock, mineral and glass fragments in the soil. In this activity, students use everyday objects to learn that regolith on Earth is a product of weather, but on the moon it is a product of meteorite impact.

Regolith Formation Lesson Plan [84KB PDF file]

This lesson plan is part of the Exploring the Moon Educator Guide.