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Mission to the Moon

7-9-year-old students

In this experience, we would like to take you to the Moon, if you want to ...

 

The material for the classroom before coming to ESAC can be divided into two categories:

 

  • To be watched by the teachers with their classroom:

TOPIC

VIDEO TITLE

VIDEO LINK

(click on the image)

DURATION

(mm:ss)

TARGET AGES

(years)

LANGUAGE

ESAC

ESAC:

ESA'S WINDOWS ON THE UNIVERSE

02:50

ALL

N/A

PAXI ANIMATIONS

PAXI ON THE ISS:

EXERCISING IN SPACE

02:56

PRIMARY

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

  WHO IS PAXI? 03:43 PRIMARY ENGLISH
  DAY,NIGHT AND SEASONS 03:51 PRIMARY ENGLISH

 

OUR MOON

PHASES AND ECLIPSES

04:46 PRIMARY

ENGLISH

  PAXI EXPLORES THE MOON 05:46 PRIMARY

ENGLISH

MOON EXPLORATION

(*)

TRAVELLING

TO THE MOON

01:31 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

HOW TO FLY

IN SPACE?

01:34 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

LANDING

ON THE MOON

01:36 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

BEST PLACE TO LIVE 
ON THE MOON

 
01:38 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

BUILDING YOUR HOME
ON THE MOON

01:33 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

WHAT MATERIALS

TO BUILD YOUR HOME

ON THE MOON?

 
01:21 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

  POWERING THE MOON 01:33 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

METEORS ON THE MOON

 
 
01:27 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

  RADIATION ON THE MOON 01:36 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

  AIR ON THE MOON 01:30 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

FOOD ON THE MOON

 
01:31 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

WATER ON THE MOON

 
01:37 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT

ON THE MOON

01:32 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

WHAT EXPERIMENTS

CAN YOU DO

ON THE MOON?

01:25 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

ROBOTS

ON THE MOON

01:28 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

LOCAL LUNAR SIGHTS

01:23 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

TRAVELLING

ON THE MOON

01:25 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

HOW TO COMMUNICATE 
ON THE MOON?

01:30 ALL

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE

TO BE ON THE MOON?

(TED)

04:52 SECUNDARY

ENGLISH

(with subtitles)

 

 

 

Here there is some interesting information about the Moon, the permanent natural satellite of the Earth.


The Full Moon. Credits: The Moon Project

 

From the earliest times, people have been observing the Moon, as a tracer of the time and harvest periods. The Moon is responsible for the Earth's tides.

With the invention of the telescope, at the end of the 20th century, it was possible to observe it in detail.


Craters and Seas of the Moon. Credits: The Moon Project

 

However, it was not until the XX century, on 21st July 1969 when the first person stepped on the Moon, as part of the Apollo 11 mission.


Amstrong became the first human to step onto the lunar surface on 21rst July 1969 and Aldrin joined him 20 minutes later. Credits: NASA

 

 

The three astronauts on board the Apollo 11 spacecraft were: Neil Armstrong (the commander), Buzz Aldrin (pilot of the lunar module Eagle) and Michael Collins (the second pilot).


The first crew from the Apollo 11 mission. From left to right: Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. Credits: NASA

 

As in all Space Missions, there was a huge team supporting them from Earth. NASA team were located at the Mission Control Center in Houston.

 
NASA's Mission Control in Houston, Texas, as seen in 1969 during the Apollo 11 first moon landing mission (NASA). Credits: NASA

 

There are many reasons why the Moon is still important fo humans, for example:

- Did you know that without the Moon the variations in the Earth's seasons would be much more drastic?

- Did you know that because the Moon's gravity is 0.17 times smaller than the Earth's, rockets require less fuel to escape from its attraction force?

- Did you know that ESA is considering setting up bases on the Moon in 2030? Would you like to be part of this mission?  


ESA plans to create a Moon base by the 2030s. Credits: Artistic vision from Foster + Partners is part of a consortium.