The Early Years: Seeing the Moonby: Peggy Ashbrook

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This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. This month’s issue explores the formation of impact craters.

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  • on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:55 AM

After looking through binoculars at the moon young students can start understanding that the moon changes in appearance over time and that these changes are repeatable. The activity for young children deals with creating craters in sand to help understand why the surface of the moon appears the way it does.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Tue May 14, 2013 9:58 AM

My two year old grandson looks into the night sky, points at the moon and says "moon". It is such an exciting thing to children. Using a telescope to view the moon's craters at a later age is something kids seems to always remember. Children want to know what caused the holes in the moon. This article has an excellent activity to experiment on how craters were formed on the moon.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

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