Occupation: Planetary Geologist
Year born: 1921
Research Areas: Meteorites, Moon Rocks
Have a go at imaging the landing sites of all the Apollo missions!
Wedi’i anelu at ddisgyblion 7-14 oed, mae’r gweithgaredd hwn yn cynnwys cydosod jig-so mawr o'r Leuad. Mae’r canlyniad terfynol yn ddelwedd fanwl, lle gall y disgyblion wedyn defnyddio fo i astudio wyneb y Lleuad.
Aimed at pupils aged 11-14 this workshop provides an opportunity for both a scientific investigation and study of the Moon. Pupils investigate the lunar surface and analyse a region, looking at the number of craters and the distribution of those craters, learning about geological processes.
You can download the individual files needed for this activity below, or this zip file (5mb) contains them all.
NASA's Apollo program resulted in the first humans walking on the Moon. The first four flights tested the equipment. Six of the other 7 flights successfully landed on the Moon. The first crew (Apollo 11) landed on the Moon on 1969. The last flight (Apollo 17) left the Moon in 1972. The Apollo missions followed NASA's Mercury and Gemini missions.
Aimed at pupils aged between 7-14 this activity involves arrange a large jigsaw of the Moon. The end result is a detailed image, which the pupils then use to study the Moon’s surface.
You can download the individual files needed for this activity below, or this zip file (21mb) contains them all.
Aimed at pupils aged 11-16, this workshop challenges students to measure the shadows cast on the Moon’s surface, then utilise algebraic techniques to determine the height of those mountains.
You can download the individual files needed for this activity below, or this zip file (4mb) contains them all.