The Next Giant Leap


For Grades 3-9 (but can be adapted for all ages)

The Next Giant Leap takes students through seven phases of a Lunar Exploration: preparing for launch, rocket launching, lunar landing, the  Moon phases, lunar geology, lava tube exploration, and programming a lunar rover.  Every station contains 1-2 activities for students to complete. They do not need to complete the stations in order and do not need to complete all stations.

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Lessons & Activities

Implementation Guide

Prepare for Launch *

Stomp Rocket

Lunar Lander *

Moon Phases *

Lunar Geology

Lava Tube Exploration * (requires sphero mini, available online)

Lunar Rover * (Note: requires free app download, tablet use only)

*Lesson uses common household items/can be completed at home.

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