This lesson explores the anatomy and life cycle of the moon jelly. Moon jellies are named that because their see through bell (medusa) looks like the moon. While moon jellies have never been to the moon, they have been to space! The Columbia took 2,500 jelly polyps and ephyrae into orbit to study the effects of weightlessness on their development in 1991. Watch the video to learn the basics about moon jellies and make your very own! Then test your knowledge with our activity sheets.
Coffee filter and/or cupcake liner
Markers or paint