How Far is the Moon

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Link to Resource: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/workshops/phasesSeasons/HowFarMoon.pdf
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Format:pdf
Organization:Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
Summary:Students gain a better perspective on the relationship between the size and distance of the Moon by creating a scale model. Students will predict and measure the size of the Moon relative to the Earth's diameter, and predict and measure the distance of the Moon relative to a scale model of the Earth and the Moon.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS1-2; HS-ESS1-4; MS-ESS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; astronomy; earth; education; elementary school; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; model; moon; solar system; space; sun
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