Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Educational Activities & Lessons

The Mystery of Lunar Water

Part 1: Grades 3+

Part 2: Grades 5+

In this two-part activity, LROC team members developed workflows that parallel lunar science efforts to identify regions near the lunar poles that are likely to have water in the form of ice as well as planning future missions to access such valuable resources. These activities contain maps created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) instrument data, including LROC images, and serve as a wonderful introduction to both remote sensing and planetary science for multiple age groups. Teacher's guides contain background information for the activity, additional information on each map, and answer keys for each section have been provided for both parts.

LROC PSR Activity Part 1 Instructor

LROC PSR Activity Part 1 Student

LROC PSR Activity Part 2 Instructor

LROC PSR Activity Part 2 Student

LROC PSR Activity Combined

LRO Exploring the Moon

Multiple grades

Engaging educational resources for NASAs Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission. Learn about the Moon through games, activities, puzzles and other lunar resources.

LRO Resources
Apollo Word Search

Grades K-6

A fun little word search that helps identify Apollo-era words and terms.

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Soda Straw Rocket

Grades 3-8

An educational activity to help students study how basic rocket processes are applied to space flight.

Download Rocket model
LRO Paper Model

Grades 5-12

A printable paper model of LRO for your very own miniature model of the spacecraft.

Download LRO model
LRO/LCROSS-Stack Paper Model

Grades 5-12

A printable paper model of the LRO/LCROSS stack.

Downlaod LRO/LCROSS model
NASA's Best Activity Guides

Multiple ranges for grades K-8

Multiple flexible and organized activity guides from NASA developed to nurture communication, collaboration, and innovation using engineering content and themes to teach students.

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NASA Educator Resources

Multiple grades

Explore the NASA web portal linking to all the main educator programs within the NASA Office of Education

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Explore! To the Moon and Beyond

Multiple grades

Find fun activities on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission developed by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI).

Visit LPI resources
Bring Moon Rocks into Your Classroom!

Grades K-12

The Lunar and Meteorite Sample Education Disk Program provides K-12 teachers with 6-in diameter clear acrylic disks containing six samples of either Moon rocks or Meteorites. Each disk is accompanied by written and graphic descriptions of each sample in the disk, a Powerpoint presentation on CD, a teacher workbook, and additional printable material.

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