Moon Globes

This company Replogle makes novelty moon globes for an amazingly looooow price.  You can get one here.

I was given one as a gift and realized that there was a pretty good coordinate system printed on it, along with the locations of the Apollo mission and lots of visible landmarks.

This screamed “teaching tool” to me so I expanded on the coordinate system and made a sort of landmark treasure hunt activity where students would use coordinates to find landmarks or find landmarks and give the coordinates.  They would also develop a scale and convert into miles thereby allowing them to calculate distances and diameters of objects using string on a spherical object.  Yes, I am including the lesson in this, you’re welcome!

Download the activity doc here: Using-the-Moon-Globe