The Moon

Science Fair Projects for Middle and High School

Low Angle View Of Moon In Dark Sky
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The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth and is the brightest object in the sky after the Sun. The Moon was first visited by the Soviet spacecraft Luna 2 in 1959. It is the only extraterrestrial body to have been visited by humans.

Project Ideas:

  1. Weigh some of your favorite objects - including yourself - then calculate how much they would weigh on the Moon.
  2. The Moon is 238,866 miles from the Earth. How many times would you have to walk around your science classroom to equal that distance?
  1. Show pictures on the Moon's craters. Explain where they came from. Explain why there has been no erosion. Does this explain why Neil Armstrong's footprints are still there?
  2. Explain who Neil Armstrong is.
  3. What is a lunar eclipse? When does it happen? Show how it happens using a scale model of the Earth and Moon.
  4. Make a model of the Lunar Prospector, which orbits the Moon.

Link Resources to Complete the Science Fair Project

  1. Basics of the Moon
  2. Build a Solar System
  3. Your Weight on Other Worlds

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