The Moon

October 19, 2004

 Past Episodes

Awesome Moon Rise!
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Moon Facts
Moon Links
Moon Home
Copernicus Crater

Start your Exploration here... with
the current view of the moon from earth
http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Earth/action?opt=-m&img=MoonTopo.evif 
 
Visit this Spacekids' site which includes a fact sheet, and significant dates about the moon.
http://spacekids.hq.nasa.gov/osskids/animate/moon.html   

Moon Rover  Awesome Moon Images from GRIN: "Great Images in NASA"
Apollo 11, and Lunar Module
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/BROWSE/eva-moonwalk.html

More Photos from the National Space Science Data Center
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/photo_gallery/photogallery-moon.html  

Check your facts at the Moon Fact Sheet
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/fastfacts/moon.php.p=  
or with
Moon Facts from the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/earth/moon.shtml   

  Compare the Moon and the Earth  Fact Sheet
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/moonfact.html
 

Looking to Space ClipartHead to the Star Child site, a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Nicholas E. White (Director), within the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (LHEA) at NASA/ GSFC. http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html.
The Moon (Level 1)(Grades 1-5)   The Moon (Level 2)(Grades 6-8)
What are the Phases of the Moon?

This Lunar Atlas has names and photos of physical characteristics of the moon.
http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/science/atlas/atlastex.html
Here are more Lunar Formations
, photos, photos and MORE photos!!!
http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/lunarform/lunarform.html
  Moon Photo
Now you are ready to learn about a Lunar Eclipse from the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/earth/lunareclipse.shtml
or from
NASA: Fred Espenak's eclipse guide A comprehensive guide to lunar eclipses. http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/lunar.html
How much would you weigh on the moon or another planet? 60 pounds? 10 Pounds? 400 pounds? http://www.solarviews.com/eng/edu/weight.htm
  Chronology of Moon Exploration http://www.solarviews.com/eng/craft2.htm#moon 
Lunar Exploration

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo_25th.html
Phone Doctor Marc Talks to us about the moon, follow along with the text.
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/phonedrmarc/2002_august.shtml
Question Marks
  Is there ice on the moon?
  http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/ice/ice_moon.html
View of Earth from the moon
  http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Earth
 
 Recipe for Moon Cookies http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/moon_cookies.shtml
  Moon Trees Learn about the trees grown from seeds brought to the moon. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/moon_tree.html
At Home Astronomy Hands-on science experiments for the entire family
http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/AtHomeAstronomy/
  Moon Illusion Summer is a good time to spot giant moons very near the horizon. It's the season for the mysterious moon illusion. Read or listen to the story...
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2002/24jun_moonillusion.htm?list15304
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal Crews, photos, videos from Missions 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17
 
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/frame.html
Space Clipart
Check out the Dialogue 4 Kids show about space for information beyond the Moon. http://idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season5/space/links.html
  Discover NASA's Space Place for Kids for cool subjects, fun facts, and exciting things to do. http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/
Imagine the Universe (Age 14 and up)wow http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/homepage.html
  Amazing Space from Space Telescope Science Institute's activities, facts about space. http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/
Teacher Links
 
Cloud over Moon
 
With Inconstant Moon as your nightly guide you can explore Earth's ever-changing companion, and discover some of its strange phenomena. Witness the disappearing act of the massive crater Maginus, learn how the interior of Curtius may hold the dark key to the Moon's past, and see what makes Wargentin such a bizarre freak of nature.
 http://www.inconstantmoon.com/inconstant.htm
Teach Space Science Resources is a convenient way to find NASA space science products for use in classrooms, science museums, planetariums, and other settings.
http://teachspacescience.org/cgi-bin/ssrtop.plex
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Images for the classroom http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/Apollo_25th.html

Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon is very detailed, and labeled. http://www.lpi.usra.edu/research/lunar_orbiter/

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An Excellent source of Solar System information...Nine Planets http://www.nineplanets.org/luna.html
Basics of Space Flight is a training module designed primarily to help JPL operations people identify the range of concepts associated with deep space missions, and grasp the relationships these concepts exhibit. It also enjoys popularity among high school and college students, as well as faculty, and people everywhere who are interested in interplanetary space flight. http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/

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Historical Information http://es.rice.edu/ES/humsoc/Galileo/Things/moon.html
Apollo over the Moon http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-362/contents.htm
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Newton's Apple "Phases of the Moon" answers the question "Why does the moon look different at different times of the month? "
http://www.tpt.org/newtons/14/humaneye01.html

Educators' guide to moon phases from NASA. http://education.jpl.nasa.gov/educators/moonphase.html
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other activity for moon phases, http://www.solarviews.com/eng/edu/moonphas.htm

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Moon Resources from NASA
http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Moon&Display=Resources

NASA's Links to Eclipse Resources

Solar Eclipse Images

Lunar Eclipse for beginners

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/SEhelp/link.html
Solar Eclipse Images including movies

http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/eclipse/images/eclipse_images.html#19951024

(for teachers)http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/LEprimer.html

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  These links give detailed information for all eclipses of the Sun and Moon from 2003 through 2005.
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/lunar.html
ACTIVITIES
 
Mission Profile At 9:28 p.m. (EST) on January 6, 1998, Lunar Prospector (LP) blasted off to the Moon aboard a Lockheed Martin solid-fuel, three-stage rocket called Athena II. It was successfully on its way to the Moon for a one-year, polar orbit, primary mission dedicated to globally mapping lunar resources, gravity, and magnetic fields, and even outgassing events. Teacher's guide: http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/education/teacher/index.htm Activities
How much do you weigh ?
To understand that weight is a measure of gravitational attraction and that this force is not the same on each planet. http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/education/activities/active16a.htm
http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/education/activities/active5a.htm
To make predictions about the origin of lunar rocks by first collecting,
describing, and classifying neighborhood rocks.
  http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/education/activities/active9a.htm

To examine an aspect of future space exploration. http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/education/activities/active2a.htm
To get a clear picture of how the Earth rotates around the sun, and how the Moon travels around the Earth. http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/education/activities/active20a.htm
 
To discover the effects of a light filter and its application to the study of astronomy. http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/education/activities/active22a.htm
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