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Moon lessons

Moonfacts

Beyond the appendix at the back of Moonglow, young readers can learn more about the moon here. For example, do all planets have moons?

From Peggy Dickerson

Moonglow takes the reader on a walk through the forest on a full moon night. 

Encourage your child to list the planets in our universe. They can then research the number of moons each planet has and create a chart of what information they gathered. Here’s a start:

Planet      # of Moons

Mercury          0

Venus             0

Earth             1

Mars              2

They will be quite surprised with the number of moons some of our planets have!

Here are some other fun ways to extend this learning activity.

  1. Research and discover if a moon is a planet or some other celestial body?
  2. To incorporate tactical skills and creative art, discover how to make a 3-D moon out of glue and newspaper.
  3. Research and discover the geography, topography and atmosphere of our moon.
  4. Children can create the phases of the moon by removing (plastic knives work best) portions of the frosting on Oreo cookies. The fun part of this activity is eating the moon’s phases at the end of the lesson!

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