It might sound loony, but sixth-grade science students at Eisenhower Middle School are over the moon about their latest lesson.
Science teacher Susan Smith was able to obtain samples of actual moon rocks and soil from NASA for a section on Earth's only natural satellite.
Smith received the samples specimens of anorthosite, basalt, breccia, orange soil, mare soil and highlands soil from the moon preserved under glass late last month.
The specimens were collected by astronauts during various moon missions over the years.
While studying about the moon, students were able to compare the moon samples with similar specimens from Earth.
The kids also had the opportunity to make simulated moon craters with floor and different objects to see how different types of craters on the moon are formed by meteorite impacts.