Hawai'i Space Grant College, Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and
Planetology, University of Hawai'i, 1996
To make predictions about the origin of lunar rocks by first collecting,
describing, and classifying neighborhood rocks.
empty egg carton, box,
or other collection tray
magnifying lens or
"My Own Rock Chart"
"Moon ABCs Fact Sheet"
Display your rocks on a tray or egg carton, and label each one with the
location of where you found it.
Look carefully at each rock with and without a magnifying lens or stereo
microscope. What details can you see under magnification?
Describe what you see by filling out "My Own Rock Chart." Use as many adjectives
or descriptive phrases as you can.
Classify your rocks as igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic. Try to interpret
how your rocks were formed; that is, try to determine the origins. Add
this information to your chart.
Now, based on your chart and the "Moon ABCs Fact Sheet," predict what the
Moon rocks will look like.
How do you think the different Moon rocks might have formed?
Go to My
Own Rock Chart.
Go to Reaping Rocks
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