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Grade Level: K-4
Our Solar System,
Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud,
GRAIL (Earth's Moon),
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (Earth's Moon)
Science Education Standards: Science Objectives
• Learn that there are many moons in the solar system orbiting planets.
• Learn that moons can differ by size, shape, composition and surface qualities.
• Learn how craters are formed and how they differ.
• Create a crater model to gain scientific information.
Language Arts Objectives
• Collect, record and sort data
• Synthesize their scientific findings in writing
• Communicate with their peers to share knowledge of moons.
• Use measurement tools to measure craters and weigh the objects that made them.
• Formulate questions that can be answered with collected data.
Short Description: Learning about moons of the solar system through the eyes of Scientist-Moon Master, Dr. Bonnie Buratti.This lesson is part of the Through the Eyes of Scientists formal education product.
Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Learn that there are many moons in the solar system orbiting planets. Learn that moons can differ by size, shape, composition and surface qualities.