Grade Level: 6-8
Lesson Time: Less Than 30 Minutes
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (Earth's Moon)
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Short Description: Students use the published LRO temperature map to study the scale of the south polar region, the sizes of its craters and estimate the volume of water-ice that may be present in Shackleton Crater.
Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.
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Disciplinary Core Ideas
- ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe
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- 5-Using mathematics and computational thinking
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- 3-Scale, proportion and quantity
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