Weekend Website #11: Google Moon

Drop by every Friday to discover what wonderful website my classes and parents loved this week. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of yours as they are of mine.

google moon

Age:

First grade and up–homeschoolers, students, computer lab, classroom

Topic:

Space, geography, history, research

Address:

Google Moon

Review:

You can also access this from the downloaded software for Google Earth. It’s under the satellite tool:

But, the software version doesn’t have all of the neat stuff that comes online, like all of the Apollo missions.

As with Google Mars, the online version doesn’t have that the ability to fly a plane or a jet (using Google Earth’s built-in Flight Simulator) all over the moon (BTW–my students fly all around our galaxy, to other planets, other stars. They think it’s pretty amazing to land on the Sun!)

I get students to the website and leave the rest to their curiosity and the explorative side of human nature. From first grade on, they figure out what to do. Another great student-led activity to teach about space, exploration, science.


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Author: Jacqui
Welcome to my virtual classroom. I've been a tech teacher for 15 years, but modern technology offers more to get my ideas across to students than at any time in my career. Drop in to my class wikis, classroom blog, our internet start pages. I'll answer your questions about how to teach tech, what to teach when, where the best virtual sites are. Need more--let's chat about issues of importance in tech ed. Want to see what I'm doing today? Click the gravatar and select the grade.

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