40th anniversary of moon landing: lesson plans & ideas for celebrating

the 40th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon. This famous mission aboard Apollo 11 carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. Collins orbited the moon while astronaut Neil Armstrong took his "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Buzz Aldrin joined Neil Armstrong on the moon 20 minutes later and described it as "Magnificent desolation.".
5 Interesting moon facts:
Only 12 people have ever walked on the moon.
No one has walked on the moon since December 1972.
The same side of the moon always faces the earth.
The moon is the earth's only natural satellite.
It is possible to have a month without a full moon. This occurs in February, but either January or March will have two moons

5 teaching activities on the moon:
View photographs of the first left and right boot print left behind by astronauts with your children and discuss the fact that since there is no wind, water or weather on the moon, the footprints left behind by astronauts 40 years ago, are still there!
Watch the historic walk on the moon together. Other NASA educational video clips are available on NASA's Apollo website, including additional links and educational materials.
Read Skywatcher's Guide to the moon and download the printable moon map to learn more about the moon---no telescope required!
Download Exploring the moon: A teacher's guide for activities with earth and space sciences (grades 4-12) and choose from a variety of lesson plans, activities and worksheets.Web Design Company in Chennai

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