Water on the Moon
- Calculate how much water a person uses in an average day.
- Learn that some permanently shadowed regions of the Moon contain water ice.
- Estimate how much lunar soil they would need to extract the water needed for one person for an average day.
- Understand that a filtration system can be used to separate solids and liquids.
- Work scientifically: setting up practical enquiries, taking systematic measurements and recording data.
- Solve problems using addition, multiplication, division; measurements and unit conversions.
- Student worksheet printed for each pupil.
- Student worksheet printed for each group.
- Ice cube trays
- Plastic water bottles / beakers / jam jars
- Weighing scales
- Filter paper (e.g. for a coffee filter)
- Equipment to measure the water volume: measuring cylinder or 5ml spoons
- Funnels (optional)
- Pen / pencil
- Paper / card / post-it notes
- Student worksheet printed for each pupil
Did you know?
Andre Kuipers and water on the iss