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Explore the history and science behind traveling to the Moon.

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Grade Level 3-8


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Let’s Go to the Moon!

To accompany Minecraft Education’s Artemis Worlds—Rocket Build, Return to the Moon, and Moon Base (coming soon)—Challenger Center created a suite of extension lessons that educators can share with students to expand upon what they learned in the Worlds.

While our extension lessons primarily focus on engineering themes, they also integrate Earth and space science topics.

Each Artemis World extension lesson includes experiments, problem-solving, and idea-sharing activities and are designed to be used in both formal and informal education settings:

Post-Lesson Activities

Additional post-lesson activities are included in each extension lesson to support your students’ understanding through language arts/writing, math, engineering, technology, gaming, career exploration, research, and art.

  • Approximate program time: 45-60 minutes

  • Pre- and post-lesson activities available

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned

  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned

In Partnership

Artemis World extension lessons are based upon work in partnership with Minecraft Education and NASA. Any opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed in this material are those of Challenger Center and do not necessarily reflect the views of Minecraft Education and/or NASA.