Good Morning! I hope your weekend was good!

Today we are going to learn about the Earth and the Moon.

Watch the Story:

Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch

Read the Book:

The Moon by Melanie Chrismer

Video: What's in the Night Sky?

What can you observe when you look up at the night sky?

The activity for today is Making Moon Craters
  • The surface of the moon has dents on it. They're called craters! They were made when space rocks, called meteorites, crashed into it.
  • Fill a tray with sand or flour. Don't pack it down-the surface should be powdery, like the moon.
  • Gather some marbles and balls of different sizes and weights.
  • Drop them onto your moon surface.
  • Do different balls and marbles make different kinds of craters?
  • Does it make a difference if you drop the balls or marbles from different heights?
  • Try predicting the size of crater you'll make before you drop a ball. Were you right? 

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. Click here

And for your parents- Do you like to paint? Some places are doing Virtual Classes or Pick Up and do on your own. Here are some ideas (some have kid classes too):

Painting with A Twist in Westport

Muse Paint Bar in Norwalk

Painting and Vino Fairfield County

Talk to you all on Wednesday



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