Lunar Extreme Program Syllabus - Weeks 1-8

  • Weeks 1-2: Introduction to DREAM and the Moon

    Learning Goals:

    ● Students will be able to:
    • Explain how the Moon formed.
    • Demonstrate and describe the impact cratering process and how it has
    affected the surface of the Moon.
    • Explain what DREAM is and its purpose.
    • Explain how our current understanding of the Moon has changed recently.

    Suggested Reading/Resources:

    • The Lunar Module - Pages 1-37:Download Here
    • The Moon - Audio presentation by Dr. Paul Spudis, LPI Download Here
    (The viewing of this lecture requires the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and later versions on Microsoft Windows machines or the Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2.2 and later versions on the Apple Macintosh. The lecture is not compatible with Firefox or Safari web browsers.) You’ll also need to download and view this Powerpoint presentation while you’re listening to the audio portion: Download Here
    • Don’t Breathe the Moondust: View Here
    • DREAM overview: View Here

    Weeks 3-4: Our Active Sun I

    Learning Goals:

    • Students will be able to describe the difference in size and scale between the Sun and Earth.
    • Students will be able to identify the:
    • Energy source of the Sun
    • Rotation period of the Sun
    • Plasma as a 4th state of matter that makes up the Sun
    • Moon Fountains: View Here

    Suggested Reading / Resources:

    ● The Sun and Space Weather: A presentation for high school teachers (Note that this presentation is one that can be revisited from weeks 3-12!) View Here
    ● The Lunar Module - The Sun and Moon: Pages 37-39 Download Here
    ● The Structure of the Sun: Download Here
    ● Solar Structure - See links on the left-hand side of this site: View here
    ● The Solar Furnace: View Here
    ● How big is the Sun? View Here
    ● Plasma:
    ● Space Weather Media Viewer: Click here
    Click on “Illustrations” and select “The Dynamic Sun” from the drop down menu. Click on “Visualizations” and select “The Sun” from the drop down menu. Click on “Videos” and select “The Sun” from the drop down menu.