The Moon is a huge ball of rock in space which orbits the Earth. On the Moon there are mountains and flat areas called 'seas', although there is no water on the Moon. The Moon's surface is covered in craters made by meteorites. The Moon does not have any light of its own. We only see the Moon when light from the Sun falls on it and is reflected back to us on Earth. This clip includes footage of the first landing on the Moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

First broadcast:
12 October 2007

This clip could be used to explain the relationship between Earth and the Moon and to teach key facts about the satellite. Pupils could be asked to note down any scientific facts they learnt whilst watching the clip. After discussion, each pupil could design an advertisement to encourage people to visit the moon, highlighting the unique features of the satellite and the phenomena they could experience if they embarked on a space journey.