1. You may have heard this rumor yourself or read about
it - "The Moon Landing Hoax - Did we really send humans
to the Moon
in the 1960's?" Have kids investigate this
at the site below and explore the Apollo mission information
online and see what they think.
2. Gravity on the Moon and other planets is different than
on Earth. That means we would weigh different amounts. Use
this site to help students discover what they would weigh.
much do you weigh? page
The Exploratorium also has a site to use to Calculate your weight on other planets as well as on
There is also a planetary weight calcuator
students can use at http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/Puzzles/Weight.asp
Time by the Light of the Moon.
An earth science lesson for grades 6-8 from DiscoverySchool.com.
Worksheets and activities are included. Students will:
1. understand that local solar time is determined by the
position of the sun relative to an observer's horizon
2. identify by name the phases of the moon -waxing crescent,
first quarter, waxing gibbous, full, waning gibbous, last
quarter, waning crescent, and new.
Space Day Hands on Activities 1999
Several activites are located at this site which encourage
an understanding of the basics of our solar system: how
it is arranged, how it operates, and how we approach exploring
it. Among these activities are : Edible Solar System; Sun/Earth/Moon
Roleplay; Orbital Forces;Hubble Space Telescope; Apollo
Spacecraft, Saturn V. Other activities address the Moon
and the Earth/Moon system directly (Phases of the Moon;
Moon Archeology; Regolith Formation; Reaping Rocks; Edible
Rocks; Lunar Landforms; Make a Crater; Making a Comet in
your age on other planets
Calculates your age on other planets from your "earth
birthdate" - Your age in days will vary depending on
the planet. Calculations are shown for your age in years,
days and the date of your next birthday is given.
Calculations can also be done at NASA
kids site. http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/Puzzles/Age.asp
Your Own Solar System
Fill in the diameter of the Sun you want your model to be
scaled by and this site will calculate the diameter, orbit
radius and size to make your scale model. Also calculates
distances to some stars and galaxies.