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Discover the science in a whole new way! See as National Geographic KIDS® takes the moon and makes it easy for young children to understand more about it. Discover all kinds of things about our moon with fun facts, diagrams and graphs, and colorful illustrations.
Have you heard that the Moon is made of green cheese? Or that the appearance of the full moon can turn you into a wolf? And how about that Man on the Moon?
If you believe any of these old Moon myths, then you need to get your facts straightstraight from a Moonstruck cat and his firefly pal, that is. These two characters have the real facts, and theyre just as intriguing: Why does the Moon seem to change shape? What is it made of? Who were the men on the Moon, and what did they find there? Let this fun-loving feline and his bright friend show you around huge lunar craters, Moon dust, rocks, and footprints, and give you the solar systems best view of planet Earth. Take the challengeJump Into Science today and let this astronomically knowledgeable duo fly you to the Moon tonight.
National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Steve Tomecek, the Executive Director and Founder of Science Plus, Inc., is the author of numerous books, including three other Jump Into Science titles. He was the winner of the 1996 American Institute of Physics Excellence in Science Writing Award. He lives in Bellerose, NY.
Liisa Chauncy Guida studied at the Pratt School of Art and Design in New York City. She gazes at the moon in the clear skies over her home in Avon, CO.
"Tomecek’s words encourage a sense of awe and wonder not only about the moon...but also about Earth, which, from the moon, appears to be "a special place...full of light and color...and unlike anything else in the sky." Booklist