How Big is the Moon?

How many football fields would fit on the moon? Although it appears small in the night sky, the distance from Earth makes its size misleading. A quick video lesson from the Kurzgesagt playlist helps scholars understand the size of the moon. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provided dimensions ask pupils to calculate the surface area of the moon
  • Have your classes create scale models comparing the size of the moon to an object such as a football field
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects knowledge of the parts of the solar system

  • Includes several comparisons to give students perspective of the size of the moon
  • Provides visuals to increase understanding

  • None