The Moon is a constant celestial companion in classrooms around the world. Lunar phenomena has much to offer teachers as both an engaging narrative and visible presence in the sky that students have personally experienced.
NASA Planetary Geologist and Space Educator, Andrea Jones, knows firsthand the opportunities that the Moon holds for teachers. “Right now, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program. We have an international fleet of robotic lunar explorers that are reshaping what we thought we knew about the Moon. And, we are preparing to return, with people. It’s a great time for the Moon, and a great time to bring the Moon into every classroom!”
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