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Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Apollo Program (Earth's Moon)
Science Education Standards: Science Process Skills
Observing, Classifying, Communicating, Physical Modeling, Measuring, Collecting & Organizing, Inferring, Predicting, Formulating Hypotheses, Interpreting Data, Controlling Variables, Decision Making and Debating.
Unifying Concepts & Processes, Science as Inquiry, Physical Science, Properties of Objects & Materials, Positions, Motions & Forces of Object; Interactions of Energy and Matter; Earth & Space Science; Properties of Earth Materials; Objects in the Sky; Life Science; Characteristics of Organisms; Organisms & Environment; Populations & Ecosystems; Interdependence of Organisms; Science & Technology; and Science in Personal & Social Perspective.
Problem Solving, Measurement, Numbers & Number Relationships, Computation & Estimation and Geometry.
Short Description: 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.