Form a small team comprised of children and adults, design a robot, solve the challenge, and be part of the Google Lunar X PRIZE race to the Moon with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®
Target Age Group
Students will understand some of the uses for elements found on the Moon.
You will need
paper plates, photocopy of black line master on the next page, scissors, glue, marking pens, drawing paper
What to do
1. What is the Moon made of? Click here to find out. First, print out the drawing so that you can cut out the big circle and small circles.
2. Now glue the big circle onto a paper plate. Color each different pie shape a different color. The pie pieces represent how much of each element is found on the Moon.
3. Next match the small circles you cut out with the ones on the Moon Pie. Glue them in place. The small circles represent the things we can make from the elements found on the Moon.
4. Draw a picture of a person working on the Moon, building something you learned about on your Moon Pie.
5. Next time you make a pizza, ask an adult if you can put the toppings on to make it look like your Moon Pie. Maybe pepperoni could be the oxygen and mushrooms could be silicon, etc. During dinner you can talk about all you know about the Moon and impress everyone, but remember not to talk with your mouth full.
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