Earth and Space

Is there life on the Moon?

Classroom Activity for 11-14 Supporting Physics Teaching

What the Activity is for

Searching for life on the Moon.

Here you use photographic evidence to consider various features of the surface of the Moon.

What to Prepare

  • printed copies of the support sheet: On the Moon (see below)


  • the interactive object (see below) together with the support sheet

What Happens During this Activity

Introduce this activity by telling the class that a lot of scientific ideas are deduced from observations. They are going to use some dramatic pictures taken from the visits to the Moon by spacecraft in the 1960s. Hand out the support sheet and give pupils a maximum of 20 minutes to complete it.


Download the support sheet / student worksheet for this activity.

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