July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin landing on the moon. Celebrate the achievement with a group reenactment of Apollo 11 landing, reprinted from 2012 blog post Kids Land on the Moon:
For an activity at a fifth-grade camp, kids simulate the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon. A pair of kids on a horizontal step ladder are carried by parents over a human "boulder field" to the surface of the moon, onto which they walk and raise a flag. As they step through excerpts of the NASA audio recording, we analyze the implications of the various alarms, mission control statements, and emerging situations.