Linked Lunas

About the Team

Linked Lunas Team: We are 9 year old twins from Florida and were inspired by the historical tale and scientific theory that the earth once had twin moons. We are also fascinated by the fact that perspective affects a person’s view of the moon. While everyone sees the same Moon on a particular night, you might see a different side lit depending on where you are in the world.

Linked Lunas Team: We are 9 year old twins from Florida and were inspired by the historical tale and scientific theory that the earth once had twin moons. We are also fascinated by the fact that perspective affects a person’s view of the moon. While everyone sees the same Moon on a particular night, you might see a different side lit depending on where you are in the world.

Phase One

What inspires our team about the Moon is: 
Testimonial from someone who has viewed our tale: 

Linked Lunas’ video essay is terrifically well-done. Hadley and Delaney, themselves twins, appropriately convey a tale of twin moons in an extremely creative way. They follow the tale with a claymation explanation of Professor Asphaug’s theory of the earth once having twins moons. Hadley and Delaney take a complex scientific theory, simplify it, and explain it in a clear and concise way. My favorite part of their video was their point that the Moon can teach us about perspective. I learned that while everyone sees the same phases of the Moon, people south of the equator facing North see the Moon “upside down” so that the reverse side will be lit. I bet very few of us knew that! I noticed at the end of the video the picture logo they included depicts the tale of the twin moons and therefore ties the video and their team name (Linked Lunas) together for me. This is an absolutely perfect video for the MOONBOTS Challenge! --Abigail Schmidt

Phase Two

Picture of the Team: 
Picture of Team’s Robot: 
Picture of Team’s Playfield: 
Picture of Team with their Robot and Playfield: 
Picture that sums up your experience with MoonBots: 
Summary video of our 2015 MoonBots STEM Outreach Project: 
Summary video of our 2015 MoonBots Social Outreach Project: