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Geologic Mapping of the Moon – Copernicus Crater download

Summary: This lesson will give students the opportunity to use observation to make their own geologic map of the Moon’s Copernicus Crater. The students will identify crater features in a photogeologic image and use those observations to color their map with the appropriate geologic units. Understanding lunar geology is a key research topic for the NASA Lunar Science Institute. An answer key and sample questions are provided on pages 8 and 9.
Grades: 6-8
Time: 30-60 minutes
National Science Education Standards: Science as Inquiry, Earth and Space Science

 


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