Field Trip to the Moonby: Paul D. Lowman Jr.

Journal Article

The main features of lunar geology are now fairly well known, perhaps better known than some aspects of terrestrial geology. This is not surprising—the Moon’s main internal activity stopped billions of years ago, unlike the Earth’s. This article focuses on the geology of a single area of the Moon, the Imbrium Basin, and shows how geologists have combined basic geologic principles with evidence collected by the Apollo missions to learn more about the history of the Moon as a whole.

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  • on Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:00 PM

This article outlines a geological study of the Moon's Imbrium Basin. In this very interesting twist to the "normal" field trip, students have an opportunity to explore the moon and to learn about the history of exploring the moon, and the moon's geology. This is an outstanding lesson that will engage students as they explore the moon and learn about geology.

Maureen Stover  (Seaside, CA)
Maureen Stover (Seaside, CA)

  • on Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:36 PM

This resource gives a concise overview of the geology of the moon. It would be best when used in conjunction with a map of the surface of the moon or actual moongazing. My earth science students would be intrigued.

Ruth Hutson  (Westmoreland, KS)
Ruth Hutson (Westmoreland, KS)

  • on Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:44 AM

Field Trip to the Moon is a great collection of the geology and topography of the moon. Can be tied in when studying maps in Social Studies, the Science of the Moon, technology classes, even to expand your student's vocabulary. Great for building background knowledge and to discover similarities and differences between our satellite, the moon, and our own Planet Earth.

Keith Stanek  (Winston Salem, NC)
Keith Stanek (Winston Salem, NC)

  • on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:51 PM

This article is an interesting description of the geographical features found on the moon. This would be a great article to use for self instruction about the moon's features. I learned a great deal by sitting outside with a pair of binoculars and finding the features referred to in the article.

Angelika Fairweather  (Bradenton, FL)
Angelika Fairweather (Bradenton, FL)

  • on Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:10 PM

The article provides significant content information about the moon's geology, particularly the Imbrium Basin. It provides background knowledge for teachers considering teaching the geologic principles using the moon as a unique setting.

Bambi Bailey  (Tyler, TX)
Bambi Bailey (Tyler, TX)

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