Lunar Mountains


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. 

Link to Welsh version of activity. We also have this activity available in Welsh.

60 mins

Age Suitability: 
11 to 14
14 to 16