Unit 8. Lunar Exploration

This unit focuses on The Space Shuttle program, how solar and lunar eclipses depend on the moon’s position in relation to the sun and earth, and how high tides are effected by the phases of the moon.

Essential Question(s):

  1. Why did the Space Shuttle program replace the Apollo program? Why is the Space Shuttle program being scrubbed in 2010?
  2. Why are you more likely to see a lunar eclipse than a solar eclipse?
  3. How are the sand levels of the beaches and flooding of the streets in West Haven affected by spring and neap tides?