Explore the Moon with these hands-on activities!
Earth has just one moon – a rocky, cratered place roughly a quarter the size of Earth.
The Moon has captured our imaginations for thousands of years, and is the only other
planetary body that humans have visited. Explore the phases of the moon, craters,
moon exploration, and more!
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- Moon Shadow Play: For younger children, explore the phases of the Moon with hands-on play. Watch a how-to video here!
Lunar Eclipse: Adapt this activity to lunar eclipses by changing the position of the Sun and Earth so that the Earth casts a shadow on the Moon.
- Survival on the Moon: In this reflection activity, imagine being stranded on the moon. Decide which objects
would be the most useful for survival.
Find more Moon activities at the Lunar and Planetary Institute website!
This project was funded under NASA cooperative agreement NNX16AL65A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. All photos from NASA unless otherwise credited.