The Hunt for Water on the Moon

What is the probability of finding water on the moon? It seems it is pretty high, but the difference between finding it and keeping it are two very different things. A video lesson takes a trip through history discussing the many attempts of astronomers to analyze the moon for water.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a timeline of the attempts to find water on the moon
  • Have learners create a list of unfamiliar vocabulary to discuss after watching the video lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Best used as an extension to the study of the surface components of the moon
  • One installment of a larger SciShow Space playlist
Pros

  • Discusses both successful and unsuccessful missions
  • Includes links to additional lessons on the same topic
Cons

  • None