Explore the Moon With Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) is a system of three cameras mounted on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that captures high-resolution, black-and-white images and moderate-resolution multispectral images of the lunar surface. At this website, elementary, middle, and high school educators can access age-appropriate educator’s guides to explore the Moon with students and learn about Moon-related NASA missions.

For example, in Moon Munchies (elementary), students conduct a series of engineering design activities to plan and build a lunar plant growth chamber; in Lunar Nautics (middle level), students the assume roles of workers at Lunar Nautics Space Systems, Inc.—a fictional aerospace company specializing in mission management, lunar habitat and exploration design, and scientific research—and are challenged to design, test, analyze, and manage a space mission from initial concept to project funding; and in Planetary Geology (middle to college levels), student conduct activities to learn about geologic processes, impact cratering, planetary atmosphere, planetary surfaces, and geologic mapping.

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