Fifth Grade

Champion Learners

Could We Live on the Moon?


Your Mission: As employees of ADF (Aerospace Design Firm), you have been tasked with the job of creating a lunar base that will serve as a temporary residence for humans. At least four humans will need to be able to live on this base for one year. Your team will need to research how to overcome some of the challenges of living on the moon. Your team will then design a prototype of your lunar base, being careful to use resources efficiently.

As a class, we brainstormed the possible challenges living on the Moon would present.

  • The Moon does not have an atmosphere, so we will need protection from extreme temperatures, meteorites, and radiation from the Sun.
  • The dusty surface could also cause problems with our equipment.
  • Where would we get food and water?
  • The moon does not have air, so how will we get air to survive?
  • The lack of gravity could also be a challenge living on the Moon.

We read the article, “We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less” and our work began! We worked with partners to discover possibilities to overcome our challenges, and created a rough sketch with the needed materials. Finally, it was time to create a prototype of our design!

We presented our lunar base models to the rest of the class, and put them in this video to share with you!

Would you live on the Moon? 


  1. You guys did a great job! I assume we all want to visit the moon at least for ones but for the entire year it’s impossible at least for me to live there. I will get homesick after 2 days! Anyways I’m sure you guys worked really hard and learned a lot about Earth and space. Come and visit our site –

  2. I did a moon project to and I think if you lived inside the moon then you could escape the hot climate and dusty soil.

  3. I love this post. It is really fun to do these sorts of things so i instantly loved what you guys did.

  4. You guys did really good on your blog. You really hooked me in.

  5. You had really good facts.

  6. I loved your post on lunar base. In are class we made lunar bases and it was so fun. To get food and water we had a dome where we grew crops. We also “brought” meat.

  7. That was really cool and you guys put in a lot of info that we would need to live on the moon. It is too bad that we wont be able to go any time soon since i think we all would want to go.

  8. I’m impressed that you guys were able to create a really good place to stay in on the moon. I did this too and yours were amazing too. Hope you had fun doing this project, it’s very creative.

  9. This was a very interesting blog, And if it was safe yes I would try to live on the moon. I bet the tech would be cool!

  10. I loved your blog, it sounded so interesting! I was really intrigued to read more. I hope you were successful with your project, keep on blogging!

  11. I realy liked the article on saturn’s biggest moon, Titan!

  12. Good job on the moon thing and did you guys have pros and cons about this.

  13. Great blog guys! Also nice editing on your video.

  14. Hi! Your bases were awesome. I love this project. I did this project to and it was so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hi! Those projects are so much fun and when I did them I had such a fun time. Thank you for sharing with us!

  16. I believe this is probably the most educational blog I have ever read that it makes me want to read more from your projects.

  17. Hello! this looks like your class had lots of great idea i’m really impressed by how hard your class worked.

  18. I love it! I think you guys did an amazing job. I wonder how long did it take?

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