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Science Fun!

September 18, 2018

Our Earth's Moons  

 

Have you ever looked up at the sky and stared at the Moon?!  

 

There have been a lot of stories about the Moon. Since it’s our closest neighbor in space, it’s natural to be curious about it. The Moon has played an important part in our history. Ancient civilizations like the Aztecs built temples in honor of the Moon and observed its phases. Native American communities have passed down folktales of how the Moon came to be. Some people pass down stories about the “Man in the Moon” or nursery rhymes about the cow jumping over the Moon.  

 

 

Let’s learn a few facts about the Moon!  

 

It is about one quarter the size of the Earth and it’s 238,857 miles away from us. The Moon is a natural satellite or celestial body that orbits our planet. Some planets like Jupiter have more moons than we do. We have only one. We can watch it rise and set like the sun and at different times of the month, we see different sizes of the Moon - like a half or quarter moon, crescent moon, or full moon.  The Moon rises in the east and sets in the west - just like the sun.  Sometimes, you can see the sun and the Moon in the sky...  

 

Read more about Our Earth's Moon in today’s Science Fun!  

 

Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

 

 

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