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Earth's Bright Neighbor

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Participants explore the sizes and distances of the Earth, Moon, and the Sun by constructing a scale model using a variety of fruits

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: Try using Google Earth or another mobile mapping application to help create a sense of scale!
Hints for uses in your library Try pairing this activity with Solar System in my Neighborhood
Related Links NASA: Moon to Mars
Facts about the Moon
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
Related Books
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The Moon: Earth's Neighbor by David Jefferis
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
Looking Up!: The Science of Stargazing by Joe Rao and Mark Borgions
Look Inside Space
Moon Base Alpha Series by Stuart Gibbs and Gibson Frazier
Astronomy: Cool Women in Space by Anita Yasuda and Lena Chandhok
The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin and Leslie Evans

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Earth's Bright Neighbor

Earth's Bright Neighbor

Participants explore the sizes and distances of the Earth, Moon, and the Sun by constructing a scale model using a variety of fruits