Virtual Field Trip

A View of the Moon

Ideal for Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age

A full moon shines bright in the dark night sky.

For this field trip, we take a virtual trip with NASA to the moon, as seen from aboard Apollo 13. This preschool/pre-k activity will spark critical thinking as you and your child discuss the different features of the moon – and even try to replicate how craters are made!

Fun Fact:

Did you know that the moon is about 239,000 miles away from the Earth?

Watch the Video!

In the video, we see the moon in space from the view of the astronauts aboard Apollo 13.

  • The side that we can see from Earth is called the near side while the other side is called the far side or dark side. Why do you think that is?
  • The surface of the Moon features a large number of impact craters from comets and asteroids that have collided with the surface over time. Can you spot all of the craters of different sizes? Why do you think they are different sizes?

Try the Moon Craters movement activity to see if you can replicate how the moon’s craters are created!

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