STFC has six loan boxes available to schools for “Borrow the Moon” each containing the same types of meteorite and rock samples, investigation equipment, and guides. To find out more about the contents please see What’s in the Box. Hundreds of schools, colleges, universities, museums and astronomical societies throughout the UK have enjoyed the samples since the scheme began.
The normal loan period is one school week: Monday to Friday. The loan scheme books up well in advance so please try to apply with at least four months’ notice of when you would like the loan box in your school.
In order to make sure that the scheme remains useful to borrowers STFC ask that all borrowers complete an evaluation form after they have borrowed the loan box. You can complete the evaluation form online.
About the loan boxes:
STFC also have a collection of thin sections of lunar rock which can be loaned out to University level students for their studies.