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- Classroom Activities
Children ages 8 to 13 are faced with a challenge to determine the truth about the Moon's influence on Earth. They think like a scientist -- with reasoning skills and a healthy amount of skeptisism -- to sort puzzle pieces containing statements about the Moon into two images. The "Far-out Far Side" has incorrect statements about the Moon (urban myths), and the "True-Blue Blue Moon" has true facts about the Moon's influence on Earth and life. Allow 30 minutes for this activity.