Tech Tip: Exploring the Virtual Moon

Are you looking for ways to engage your students in exploration of the solar system? Bring the moon into your classroom — with technology.

The Moon in Google Earth was developed jointly by Google, the NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the SETI Institute as part of NASA’s Planetary Content project. Already have Google Earth 5? Select Moon from the top toolbar to start exploring.

Go to NEON today to learn more about Apollo landing sites, 3-D models of spacecraft, and how this virtual window provides a 360-degree look at the moon’s surface. Use technology to help engage your students in NASA Explorer Schools content modules such as Exploring Space Through Math: Lunar Rover; Lunar Nautics: Designing a Mission to Live and Work on the Moon; and Math and Science @ Work: Lunar Surface Instrumentation.

Read more about using technology in your classroom in NEON. Register, log in, join the NASA Explorer Schools group and find the Technology Tips forum. The complete write-up on exploring the virtual moon and other exciting uses of technology in the classroom will be available in that forum.