Can you see the moon?
Does it look like a big round ball? Or is it just a sliver of light in the sky? The moon seems to change. But it doesn't really. The moon revolves around the Earth. It takes about four weeks to make the journey, and as it travels round we can only see certain parts of it. Try the simple experiment described inside using an orange, a pencil, and a flashlight, and you'll understand why the moon seems to change.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Franklyn M. Branley is one of the co-founders of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.
Dr. Branley lives in Sag Harbor, New York.
Great book to go with our Science unit on the solar system. We made moon phases with oreo cookies after we read the bookPublished 7 months ago by LEANN
Another hit for our five year old grandson! He is totally obsessed with the solar system, so I've started with this book. Mom reads it to him at night before bed, & he loves it!Published 11 months ago by K. Samenow
We purchased a battery operated moon that hangs on her wall to go along with this book! Easy science! Love !Published 16 months ago by consumermom
Excellent choice for a Christmas present, my nephew is learning about the solar system and moon, sun, stars and he loves this book.Published 17 months ago by Janelle Quintero
This book provided a straight forward intro to the phases of the moon for my first graders. We did the experiment with the orange and it was very successful. Read morePublished 17 months ago by S. Wagner
I love this book for young children. I recently got a wall mounted moon light that has a remote to show different moon phases. This book will be great with it!Published 17 months ago by FWMame