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The Earth and moon side by side



Grade Levels

Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12


Mathematics, Space Science, Fractions and Decimals, Measurement and Data Analysis, Solar System and Planets, Earth's Moon


Lesson Plans / Activities

This activity requires that students calculate the diameter of the moon by comparing it to a two-centimeter cardboard disc.

Diameter of the Moon Activity [101KB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Exploring the Moon Educator Guide.