Reply To: Module 1 – The Curious Minds/ESERO Framework

Suzy Furlong

    Exploring The Moon
    Students will explore the Moon, learning about its surface and features through observation and hands-on activities.

    • Pictures of the Moon
    • Playdough or clay
    • Plastic craters, rocks, and other small objects
    • Flashlights
    1. Introduction:
      • Show pictures of the Moon.
      • Ask, “What do you see on the Moon?” and “What do you think the Moon is made of?”
      • Introduce the main question: “What does the surface of the Moon look like?”
    2. Engagement:
      • Share a short video or story about astronauts on the Moon.
      • Discuss the features they observed, like craters and rocks.
    3. Exploration:
      • Provide playdough or clay and plastic craters/rocks.
      • Let students create their own Moon surface models.
      • Use flashlights to simulate sunlight and create shadows, showing how craters and rocks cast shadows.
    4. Explanation:
      • Gather students and have them share their models.
      • Discuss how the shadows helped them see the craters and rocks more clearly.
      • Explain how scientists study the Moon’s surface using similar techniques.
    5. Elaboration:
      • Introduce a simple experiment: Drop small objects into a tray of flour to create craters.
      • Observe the shapes and sizes of craters formed.
    6. Evaluation:
      • Ask students to draw their Moon models and label the features.
      • Have a brief sharing session where students explain their drawings and what they learned.

    Reinforce the key points: the Moon has craters and rocks, and scientists use light and shadow to study its surface. Encourage curiosity and further questions about space.

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