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The Moon: Born or Adopted? It Matters!

 
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Archive: The Moon’s Journey through Time (Abridged), November 30, 2010

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Summary: Add this Web Seminar Archive to your NSTA Learning Center Library

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Cratering the Moon Challenge

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Summary: Just like on Earth, water is a crucial resource on the Moon. It will not be practical to transport to space the amount of water needed for human consumption and exploration.

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Explore!

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Summary: Explore! is designed to engage children in space and planetary science in the library and informal learning environments.

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Exploring the Moon

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Summary: Teacher's Guide with activities for Earth and Space Sciences

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Lunar and Planetary Institute

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Summary: Mission News

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Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)

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Summary: The Mission Objectives of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) include confirming the presence or absence of water ice in a permanently shadowed crater at the Moon’s South Pole.

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Lunar Impact Monitoring

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Summary: Multimedia Gallery

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

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Summary: LRO Supports Historic Lunar Impact Mission

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Lunar Samples Program

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Summary: Between 1969 and 1972 six Apollo missions brought back 382 kilograms (842 pounds) of lunar rocks, core samples, pebbles, sand and dust from the lunar surface.

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Make a Volcano

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Summary: Children make repeated colorful “volcanic eruptions” using food coloring, vinegar, and baking soda.

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My Moon

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Summary: Lunar and Planetary Institute

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NASA Lunar Science Institute

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Summary: The NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration

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NASA Teaching Materials

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Summary: NASA Explorer Schools provides full support for a growing list of NASA education products designed to excite and inspire students in grades 4-12 by involving them in authentic NASA problems, often using NASA data. Currently, NES will be offering twenty classroom activities and lessons (10 middle school, 10 high school) built around NASA’s unique missions.

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Solar System Exploration at JPL

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Summary: Information on our entire solar system and beyond is just a few clicks away

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The Moon: Born or Adopted? It Matters!

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Summary: November 30, 2010, Web Seminar Archive

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The Moon Born or Adopted It Matters.pptx

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Summary: Web Seminar PowerPoint Presentation

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Year of the Solar System

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Summary: Our solar system is a family of planets, dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids orbiting our Sun, which share many common features, but each have unique personality traits.

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Earth, Sun, and Moon: Motion of the Moon

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object, co-developed between NASA and NSTA, is the third of four Science Objects in the Earth,...

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Editor’s Roundtable: International Year of Astronomy

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Summary: 2009 has been designated the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) because it marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s telescopic observations of the Moon and other bodies in the solar system, which challenged, and subsequently changed, the prevailing...

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Moon Phase as a Context for Teaching Scale Factor

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Summary: The Sun and the Moon are our most visible neighbors in space, yet their distance and size relative to the Earth are often misunderstood. Science textbooks fuel this misconception because they regularly depict linear images of Moon phases without respect...

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Solar System: A Look at the Planets

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object, co-developed between NASA and NSTA, is the second of four Science Objects in the Solar...