Water found on the moon

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8


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Scientists have confirmed the presence of water on the moon. Rather than occurring in rivers or lakes, water is found sparsely mixed amongst rocks. It's suggested the water came from comets, or the combination of incoming protons with oxygen. Jonathan Nally described the latest experiments where spacecraft will be sent crashing into the lunar surface, sending up plumes of dust, which will be analysed for further evidence of water. Download the audio or view the transcript of this ABC radio interview.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-12ES) describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU222) Water is an important resource that cycles through the environment

(ACSHE119) Scientific knowledge changes as new evidence becomes available, and some scientific discoveries have significantly changed people’s understanding of the world

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Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Water, Moon, Comets
File type:
ABC - Science Show
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Friday, 6 November 2009

Resource ID: 4ef9d773-8057-483b-8c70-26a7ea3d8da1