Borrow the Moon

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Teaching resources for Borrow the Moon

Teacher guides

Borrow the Moon – teachers resources and guides.

The guides include lesson plans, display materials, risk assessment and other support materials to use when doing Borrow the Moon activities in class.

You can also use our Moon observing guide and display posters.

Resources for classroom activities

We have resources for students aged:

  • 5 to 7 year olds
  • 7 to 11 year olds
  • 11 to 14 year olds
  • 14 to 16 year olds
  • 16 to 18 year olds

5 to 7 year olds

Apollo scene setting introduces the Apollo missions and gets students to think about what they would need to survive to the Moon.

Hitting the Moon explains observing craters on the Moon and investigating your own mini craters.

Earth rocks and space rocks explains sorting, studying and describing Earth rocks and space rocks.

Edible model rocks details the properties of rocks, rock formation methods and making models of the three types of rock.

Edible meteorites details the properties of space rocks and representing parts of a meteorite with food.

7 to 11 year olds

Hitting the Moon explains observing craters on the Moon and investigating your own mini craters.

The race to land on the Moon sets the scene for the study of the lunar discs, and gets students to think about the contexts and history leading to the collection of the lunar samples in the loan boxes.

Footprints on the Moon teaches students a bit more about the Apollo missions and what the astronauts did at the landing sites.

Meteorite hunters explains about where meteorites come from, how they form and what the different classifications of meteorites are.

Edible meteorites details the properties of space rocks and representing parts of a meteorite with food.

Meteorite scientists teaches students about where meteorites come from and the different types of meteorites.

Locating lunar landers goes into more detail about the specific Apollo missions that returned the lunar samples in the Borrow the Moon box.

11 to 14 year olds

Moon conspiracies is designed to generate discussion in students regarding the common lunar conspiracy theories.

Locating lunar landers goes into more detail about the specific Apollo missions that returned the lunar samples in this kit.

Meteorite hunters teaches students about the properties of the different types of Earth rocks and the rock cycle.

Following the astronauts introduces students to the Apollo missions and sets the scene for the lunar samples by investigating the landing sites where some of the samples in the lunar disc came from.

Lunar lift off considers the differences in gravity between the Earth and the Moon and the meaning of mass, weight and gravity.

More meteorite scientists investigates some of the loan box’s meteorites and associated rocks.

14 to 16 year olds

Lunar lift off considers the differences in gravity between the Earth and the Moon and the meaning of mass, weight and gravity.

Meteorite investigators investigates some of the meteorites and associated rocks in the loan box.

Our Earth under threat is designed as a ‘virtual mission’. Students will play the part of Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) scientists to the scenario of a possible asteroid impact with the Earth.

16 to 18 year olds

Meteorite investigators gets students to investigate some of the meteorites and associated rocks in the loan box.

Armageddon time? uses the context of asteroids and meteorites, and the film ‘Armageddon’, to allow students to explore kinetic energy, momentum, and critical thinking by asking them to establish whether the information presented in the film is correct.

Last updated: 31 March 2022

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