The Space Race - Moon Landers

Lessons and Activities


In this lesson, we'll take a look a look at what science was used to make sure "The Eagle" landed safely on the moon. We'll look at gravity again and air resistance before designing our own landers.
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Activity 1

Design and Make:
Rocket Fuel Reactions
In this activity, the children will work in groups to design and make a moon lander that will keep it's egg passenger from breaking. The group will need to think about air resistance, weight and materials throughout the process.
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Lesson Plan

Everything you need to give this lesson a try. On the left side we have our lesson objectives, in the middle are the activities and on the right are the assessment tools!
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From the Curriculum

Strand: Energy and Forces
Strand Unit: Forces

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to:
-explore the effect of friction on movement and how it may be used to slow or stop moving objects
-come to appreciate that gravity is a force
-become aware that objects have weight because of the pull of gravity
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