Recently, students had the opportunity to learn about the moon. Susan Rolfsmeier, Chadron Public
Library, facilitated the program. Three stations were set up for students to learn about the moon and its
surface. The highlight of the program was the lunar disk on loan from NASA. The six Apollo missions
that landed astronauts on the Moon returned a collection of rocks and sediment samples weighing 382
kilograms and consisting of more than 2,000 separate samples. The lunar disk contained small samples
of lunar material. Descriptions of the samples were discussed. Students created a model of the surface of the moon.
Students worked together to classify different types of moon rocks.
A digital microscope was used to get a closer look at the lunar disk.