50 Years ago Apollo 11 landed on the moon for the first time. There are several events in Ann Arbor to celebrate the Moon Landing.
Ann Arbor Moon Landing Celebrations
There are several on-going events this summer to celebrate Space Exploration. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum has their Summer of Space activities every weekday.
|Summer Classic: Hidden Figures
at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
Celebrate At Home
There are plenty of ways to celebrate the moon landing at home – movies, science projects, craft projects..
There are several movie options – Hidden Figures, Apollo 13, October Sky, and more. My teen has seen Hidden Figures and October Sky, but I think she would also like Apollo 13.
Challenge the kids to create a moon lander to protect an egg dropped from above. Provide various recyclables from home or the Scrap Box for the kids to build their moon lander. This has always been a huge hit with my daughter and her friends.
Build your own bottle rocket. There are several options available online. I found these instructions on eHow that use fairly simple materials. You can also make a more complex rocket that uses PVC pipes. This one is a stomp rocket which launches a paper rocket by stomping on the bottle. Here is one that uses a bicycle tire pump.
Apollo 11 Craft Ideas
I browsed through Pinterest and found a few other ideas for moon landing crafts. I created a Moon Landing Board, with content from making foil moons, to cardboard box spaceships, to astronauts and rockets plus some science experiments.