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To the Moon

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There is no classroom activity for this program. The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Explore the Moon
Join Apollo astronauts on the surface of the moon in this series of stunning 360-degree panoramas, one each shot by astronauts from the six successful Apollo moon landings. (QuickTime plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Lunar Puzzlers (Hot Science)
See if students can answer these four puzzlers that address the length of a moon day, the relation of the moon's position to the Earth, and more. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Last Man on the Moon
Read excerpts about what it's like to lift off, walk in space, land on the moon, and reenter the Earth's atmosphere from astronaut, Eugene Cernan, who has written a book about his experiences. Cernan was the last astronaut to set foot on the moon. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Hear the Space Pioneers
Click on one of eight astronauts or engineers—including the likes of Buzz Aldrin, Pete Conrad, and Gene Kranz—to hear and/or read views on everything from orbiting the Earth at 18,000 miles an hour to being the first to lay eyes on the far side of the moon. (Audio requires RealPlayer plug-in.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Origins
Where did the moon come from? This article outlines the three main theories of how the moon was formed and provides a glimpse into the workings of the scientific process. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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