Science with ” We Choose The Moon”

July 14th, 2009 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

We have a Guest Reviewer today! Michael Grice provided today’s ClickSchooling review. Michael is the founder of Home-Schooler.com (an online community for home-schoolers), the father of five home-school children, and the former editor of the “HEAV Update”, a free weekly e-newsletter distributed by the Home Educators Association of Virginia.

Visit Michael’s website at: http://www.Home-Schooler.com

Recommended Website:
We Choose The Moon

Sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and AOL, “We Choose The Moon” is an interactive website commemorating the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the Moon.

The website is a real-time, interactive re-creation of the July 20, 1969 landing on the moon, and the fulfillment of President John F. Kennedy’s speech given before a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”

The site is divided into 11 stages. You can check the “Mission Tracker” to see the current stage. Currently, the mission is still at Stage 1: Prelaunch. Note: The original launch took place on July 16, at 9:32 A.M. (Eastern).

The countdown clock tells you when the next stage is beginning.

You can view archival mission images and video, or even follow the astronauts on Twitter.

After July 20 (the anniversary of the landing), return to experience the mission again at your own pace.

Experience is best in fullscreen. The astronauts have a lot to say, so turn up the volume.

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