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Artemis ROADS Unit 1 Lesson 3: Destination Moon

This lesson’s guiding question is, “How do observations of the Moon contribute to explanations in both science and culture?“.

Lesson Summary:

Students will share their prior knowledge of the Moon phases in their everyday experiences at home or school. Then, students will observe Moon phases and relate them to the relative positions of the Sun, Earth, and Moon using an orbit simulator. Students will use what they learn to compare and contrast science and cultural explanations, create a group calendar, and predict the Moon phase on their next birthday. Finally, students will document their findings from this lesson.

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Artemis ROADS Mission Objective Alignment:

This lesson is aligned with Mission Objective 2, which focuses on Moon observations, understanding the phases of the Moon, cultural connections, and storytelling.