National Moon Day - 20th July

National Moon day commemorates the day in 1969 when the astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first person to step on the Moon. This was a ground breaking moment for human-kind.

The resources in this list use the Moon to teach about various topics including:

  • the phases of the Moon
  • light and shadows
  • environmental conditions on the Moon
  • lunar eclipses and refraction
  • Measuring the diameter of the Moon

In addition there is a good activity looking at and discussing lunar landing conspiracy theories.



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Footprints on the Moon

In this lesson, students will learn a bit more about the Apollo missions and what the Astronauts did at the landing sites. They will then perform an experiment to determine which material, sand or flour, is most like the lunar soil, and observe samples of these under the USB microscopes to determine which is most...

Diameter of the Moon

In this activity, students use similar triangles to estimate the diameter of the moon.

The Rotating Moon

This animated clip explains how we always see the same side of the Moon and that the Moon used to spin much faster and has since become gravitationally tidally locked to the Earth. This is the case with most moons within the solar system.

This series of resources use the theme of football on the Moon to allow students to develop their knowledge and skills in science, design thinking and engineering. Resource activities are available for both primary and secondary level:

Primary level activities...