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How Far is the Moon

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Patrons learn about the relative size of the Moon compared to the Earth by using a basketball and tennis ball, and use this model to demonstrate how far the Moon is from the Earth

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Hints for uses in your library In order to demonstrate the relative distance of the moon to the Earth, this activity requires a space of at least 24 feet. Try pairing this activity with Loony Lunar Phases!
Related Links NASA: Moon to Mars
NASA Spaceplace: The Moon
The Moon's Phases in Oreos
European Space Agency Video: Building a Moon Base
NOVA Video: Extreme Temperatures on the Moon
NASA Videos: A Day in the Life Aboard the International Space Station
NASA Scientific Visualization Studio: Tour of the Moon 4k
Originating Source Lunar and Planetary Institute
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The Moon: Earth's Neighbor by David Jefferis
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The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin and Leslie Evans

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How Far is the Moon

How Far is the Moon

Patrons learn about the relative size of the Moon compared to the Earth by using a basketball and tennis ball, and use this model to demonstrate how far the Moon is from the Earth