Search form

About The Blogger

Gail S Hennessey's picture
Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
Back to Blog

Bell Ringer: What Would YOU put in a "Digital Memory Box?


What Would YOU put in a "Digital Memory Box"?

A company in Great Britain is hoping to send a robotic vehicle to the Moon and land it on the South Pole of the Moon. Once at the location, the plan is to bore into the lunar surface down about 65 ft., a depth never tried before on the surface of the Moon. The retrieved rock samples would give scientists information on the origin of the moon such as examining rocks that haven't been touched by cosmic radiation, in millions of years. To raise money for the project, the Lunar Mission One, is asking people to contribute "digital memory boxes" which would be placed in the hole, as a type of time capsule. Additionally, the complied digital memory box database would eventually  be available for free to anyone to view. The mission is still in the planning stages.


  • What would be three things you'd place on your digital memory box for others to learn about you?
  • Which do you think is best and why? Private companies conducting explorations in space or governments (like NASA) being the main source of missions into space?
  • What are three facts you know about the moon?  
  • What is something you would like to learn about the moon?

Try my resource on Space: The Final Frontier- Learn about the history of space exploration with this informative web quest. There are 12 web questions, comprehension questions and extension activities



Gail out my website for teachers/kids

Illustration from