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Astronauts on Lunar Surface



Grade Levels

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


Engineering Design, Life Science, Space Science, Technology, Living and Working in Space, Solar System and Planets, Earth's Moon, Models


Lesson Plans / Activities

A future lunar base will have to be a self-contained habitat with all the life support systems necessary for the survival of humans, animals and plants. In this series of activities, the students will design and build models of nine life support systems that are crucial to successful human settlement of the moon.
Life Support Systems Activity [267KB PDF file]
This activity is part of the Exploring the Moon Educator Guide.