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Bootprint on the moon from the Apollo 11 mission



Grade Levels

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


Earth Science, Space Science, Planet Earth, Geology, Solar System and Planets, Earth's Moon


Lesson Plans / Activities

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.