Skip to main content
Preview the Course
Grade 6-8

Space Systems: Exploring the Moon

by Ariella F. | Science POPULAR

3 Lessons 11:16
  1. 1. The mystery of the Moon and Living on the Moon vs Earth 3:05
  2. 2. Engineering a Rover 6:02
  3. 3. Testing your Rover 2:09

Grade 6-8




About the course

Why have humans not inhabited the Moon since first walking on it in 1969? What would make it possible for humans to live on the Moon? Build a rover to explore Mars and understand why human beings cannot just inhabit the Moon as we do on Earth.

Calling all astronomers! Look to the skies with these courses on Space Systems.


Build a Rover

Course overview


The mystery of the Moon and Living on the Moon vs Earth

Students will be introduced to two planetary bodies and understand the major differences between the Sun and the Moon.


Engineering a Rover

Students will learn that NASA plans to land astronauts on the moon by the year 2024 and what role rovers will play in the expedition.


Testing your Rover

Students will understand the importance of testing.

See more


Assess your learning with a quiz.

Join the Club to Access


  • Explore
  • Mars
  • Science
  • Science Experiment
  • Solar System
  • Space

Recommended Materials

  • 6-inch Cardboard Body
  • 2 wheels (5 inches each)
  • 1 Sharpened Pencil
  • 2 Rubber bands
  • Ruler
  • 1 Plastic Straw
  • Tape
  • Scissors


Ariella is an economics major at Barnard College and a seasoned Math and English tutor. She takes pride in targeting specific problem areas, creating engaging educational content, and challenging students to apply their skills to the real world.

See full profile

Great News! Ariella wants to help you unlock your potential.
Virtual tutoring is available now within a few clicks.