Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Super Moon

The super-moon on November 14 was the closest a full moon has been to Earth since 1948. We will have to wait until 2034 to see it even closer.

To celebrate this event, we decided to learn about the moon during babysitting night with some neighbor friends.

Fist we watched a video about what it took for NASA to get Neil Armstrong to the moon. Then we went outside and got to see the actual full moon. It was quite cold so that didn't last too long.

The kids were more interested in the activities that came next. We turned off all of the lights and used a flashlight to represent the sun. The light from the flashlight would illuminate the moon differently depending on the moon's position with respect to the earth showing the kids the different phases of the moon. Each child got to hold a mini basketball representing the moon and to turn it to see what was shaded. They all thought that was fun.

Lastly, we made the different phases of the moon out of Oreo filling and got to eat the rest. Tasty!


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