This is the real Apollo Module that is at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. This is the first manned module that landed on the moon. On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched from Cape Kennedy atop a Saturn V rocket.
The following are introductory activities to do before your students begin this amazing exploration. Here are the NGSS standards that you will fulfill from doing this activity with your students.
PS2.A: FORCES AND MOTION
PS2.B: TYPES OF INTERACTIONS
PS3.B: CONSERVATION ND TRANSFER OF ENERGY
PS3.C: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENERGY AND FORCES
Crosscutting Concepts and Engineering Practices-
Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Systems and System Models
Developing and Using Models
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Use these activities for the 3D virtual Apollo 11 Module to engage your students. Have your students watch the video First Men On the Moon. Then explore the vocabulary before the viewing the Apollo Module online. The vocabulary is aligned with NGSS Standards and with the Crosscutting Standards.