It’s time to take a closer look at the brightest object in our nighttime sky: the Moon. For kids who are curious about the history and exploration of Earth’s rocky ...
It’s time to take a closer look at the brightest object in our nighttime sky: the Moon. For kids who are curious about the history and exploration of Earth’s rocky satellite, Moon answers all their questions. Selenology (the study of the moon) is covered in depth here; learn first about how the Moon formed after a small planetary body collided with Earth about 4.5 billion years ago, then examine some of its most salient features: from how it causes tides to rise and fall on Earth to the different kinds of eclipses it creates.
Then it’s time to launch into Moon exploration; kids who want to know more about the seven successful Moon landings will get all the incredible details here. Next up: tracing the Moon’s path through science, art, and history. The Moon, for kids, is fully illuminated in this section as one of the key players in Columbus’ historic voyage and the ancient orb behind our modern calendars. Investigate plans for future travels to the Moon, then find out what would be needed to create a permanent Moon colony. Finally, check out the everyday objects that have come out of Moon exploration programs, from ski goggles to supermarket bar codes.
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