Great activities to start the year to build community or to end the year for some fun!

Lost on the Moon

Students have crashed on the moon. They work as a team to determine which supplies they will carry with them as they try to survive. Students rank the items individually then again as a team. They compare their "error points" on each, hopefully finding that they did better on the team round (and at least leading to some discussions of peer pressure if they don't!)


Your spaceship has just crash-landed on the light side of the moon. You were scheduled to meet with a mother ship 200 km away on the surface of the moon, but the rough landing has ruined your ship and destroyed all equipment on board, except for the 15 items listed below.

Your crew’s survival depends on reaching the mother ship, so you must choose the most critical items for the 200 km trip. Your task is to rank the 15 items in terms of their importance for survival. Drag and drop the items on the next slide placing the most important item first and the least important last.

Think about the items first on your own then work with your team and reach a consensus ranking for each of the 15 items that best satisfies all group members. NASA experts have determined the best solution and their answers will be revealed later.


Print Version (with answer key)

Digital Version - Much prettier version but screen-based.

Digital Score Sheet - Want to save the headache of the math steps? This will help.

Copy of Lost on the Moon