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Moon Science

 Margot and the Moon Landing by A. C. Fitzpatrick

A universal story about speaking, listening and being heard. Margot loves space. Astronauts, the stars, and especially the moon landing. So she can’t understand why all of her attempts to communicate her passion fall on disinterested ears. Her mom is patient but distracted; her classmates would rather play kickball; and her teacher just wants her to focus and pay attention in class. Even so, Margot wishes she never had to talk about anything but space ever again.

The Moon Keeper by Zosienka

Emile has a new job as moon keeper. He spends his evenings making sure the moon has everything it needs to shine its light over the night creatures. Night after night he keeps watch over the moon–clearing away the clouds and telling the fruit bats to move along when they play too close. Emile finds the moon nice to talk to in the stillness of the night. But what happens when the moon starts to change and slowly disappears?

The Girl Who Spoke to the Moon: a Story about Friendship and Loving our Earth by Land Wilson

Little Sofia befriends the Moon and sets off on a dreamy adventure to visit her friend. She sees our planet from the Moon’s point of view and is inspired to do whatever she can to protect our Earth. When she wakes, Sofia encourages others to do the same.

Love, Sophia on the Moon by Anica Mrose Rissi

When life on Earth becomes unfair, Sophia tells her mother through a series of letters that she is moving to the Moon.

A Kite for Moon by Jane Yolen

A young boy, seeing that Moon is lonely, sends up a kite to cheer her then, after growing up and learning many things, he becomes the first human to visit her. Dedicated to Neil Armstrong and written in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. moon landing.

Small World by Ishta Mercurio

First, Nanda’s entire world is the circle of her mother’s arms but as she grows, she sees the wonder of whirligigs, fractals in the snow, and even the circle of the Earth, itself.

Papa Put a Man on the Moon by Kristy Dempsey

Marthanne’s whole community is excited about the moon landing, and Marthanne is especially proud because her father helped create the fabric for the astronauts’ spacesuits.

Moon’s First Friend: One Giant Leap for Friendship by Susanna Leonard Hill

High up in the sky, the Moon has spent her whole life watching the happenings of Earth below, from dinosaurs roaming to planes taking flight, hoping for a visitor, until one day in 1969 when a spaceship soars from Earth. Includes Earth timeline and a history of space exploration.

Wordless book

Field Trip to the Moon written and illustrated by John Hare

Get ready for blast-off on an adventure to the moon! With stunning original artwork by creator and illustrator John Hare, Field Trip to the Moon is a wonderfully witty visual story about exploration, creativity and making friends in the most unlikely places. It’s not every day you find yourself on a field trip to the moon, let alone stranded in outer space! But for one student that’s exactly what happens when her curiosity separates her from the rest of her class.

Nonfiction

Go for the moon: a rocket, a boy, and the first moon landing written and illustrated by Chris Gall

Released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this nonfiction picture book offers a step-by-step explanation of how the Apollo 11 spacecraft worked, as told by a young enthusiast. Includes glossary.

When We Walked on the Moon by David Long

Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary since humans walked on the moon, this fully-illustrated book tells the story of the Apollo Missions, detailing what happened and what we learnt.

Glow in the Dark Moon Phases Mobile:  https://leftbraincraftbrain.com/glow-in-the-dark-moon-phases-mobile/

Erupting Moon Rocks: http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2014/06/erupting-moon-rocks.html

Moon Crater Gross Motor Activity: https://www.pre-kpages.com/moon-crater-gross-motor-activity/

Moon and Stars

Sun, Moon and Stars by Stephanie Turnbull

Easy to read nonfiction book that answers such questions as “What is the sun made of?” and “How did astronauts get to the moon?” plus others on what’s out in space.

Rabbit Moon by Jean Kim

One night, Rabbit takes a wish and makes it float down to earth and when it comes true, he makes new friends. This whimsical story told in rhymes is inspired by Korean folklore and includes many fantastical elements.

Earth Space Moon Base by Ben Joel Price

A funny quick read about life on other planets.

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle

A little girl wants to play with the moon, but she can’t quite reach it. This story literally unfolds as the pages extend both outward and upward as her father goes on a journey to get the moon for his daughter.

Moon Dreams by Ruth Martin

Moon Theater by Étienne Delessert

Moon activities

http://www.onceuponalearningadventure.com/2013/01/space-case-and-100th-day-sneak.html?spref=pi

Sun, moon, earth model printable

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Moon phases printable chart

https://homeschoolclipart.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/MoonChart.pdf

Science Poetry

Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars by Douglas Florian

Find some space-related science activities at these sites:

http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/space/science.htm

http://www.preschoolexpress.com/theme_station07/outer_space_jun07.shtml

Science Verse by Jon Sceiszka

Write a group verse about several of your upcoming science activities, for an extension project.

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Moon/Space

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon by Dan Yaccarino

Use a baking sheet and cover the surface with 1/2 inch of flour. Smooth it over completely and then have the children drop marbles and small pebbles into the flour to create craters. Drop the objects from various heights so the children can see the different effects.

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