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Moon

The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth, and the second brightest object in the Earth's sky after the Sun. Its diameter is around one-fourth that of Earth and its volume is 2% that of Earth. The Moon completes an orbit around the Earth in 27.3 days in an elliptical orbit at an average distance of 384,403 km. Moon is the only celestial object to which humans have traveled and landed.
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The Moon
Grades: All
Moon lesson for kids - The lesson looks at the moon and its relationship to Earth. It takes a close look at the moon's surface and gravity. A demonstration is provided to help explain moon phases.
4:00
 

Origin of the Moon
Grade: 3 - 12
Learn about how scientists believe our moon came into existence.
9:35
 

Direct from the Moon
Grades: All
A video of the moon's surface beamed directly back from the moon, unveiling the astonishing lunar terrain in spectacular detail.
6:30
 

The Phases of the Moon
Grades: All
Learn about the phases of the moon. Moon's phases have been used to track time since the dawn of mankind.
3:15
 

Why Does the Moon Look Like It Changes?
Grades: All
The lesson explains the phases of the Moon, and how they change with time.
2:10
 

What is a Lunar Eclipse?
Grade: 3 - 12
Lunar eclipse for kids - When the moon passes through the Earth's shadow, it causes the moon to look dark and reddish for a short period of time. This event is called a lunar eclipse, and it occurs roughly twice a year. Learn more about how lunar eclipses happen in this video.
1:50
 

1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Grades: All
The Apollo 11 mission - the first manned mission to land on the Moon. Launched on July 16, it carried Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Collins orbited above.
4:50
 

1969: Apollo 11 (NASA)
Grades: All
The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. It was the fifth human spaceflight of the Apollo programme and the third human voyage to the Moon. Learn more about this historic mission in this video.
9:00
 

1969: Apollo 12 (NASA)
Grades: All
Learn about the Apollo 12 mission that landed on an area of the Ocean of Storms on the moon that had been visited earlier by several unmanned missions (Luna 5, Surveyor 3, and Ranger 7).
10:00
 

Apollo 17 Lunar Rover
Grades: All
Watch the Apollo 17 Lunar Rover in action on the Moon's surface.
0:15
 

Buzz Aldrin - An Afternoon on the Moon
Grade: 3 - 12
Watch an interview of Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin.
3:45
 

Colonizing The Moon
Grade: 3 - 12
The presentation discusses the potential of colonizing the Moon by setting up a manned base and exploiting the resources available on the Moon.
10:00
 

Mythbusters - Moon Myths
Grade: 3 - 12
A couple of myths about the Moon - all busted!
1:05
 

What Causes an Eclipse of the Moon?
Grade: 3 - 12
A lesson on lunar eclipse. It explains what causes it and other aspects of lunar eclipses.
2:05
 

Moon in Google Earth
Grade: 3 - 12
Land on the Moon in Google Earth. With Moon in Google Earth, you can take tours narrated by Apollo astronauts, view 3D models of landed spacecraft, zoom into 360-degree photos, and watch rare TV footage of the Apollo missions.
2:50
 

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