Fun Supermoon Watch Activites for Kids

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Will you be on “Supermoon” watch this Sunday? You’re sure in for a treat. Experts say stargazers can expect to see the Supermoon followed by meteor showers beginning 2:09 p.m. (EST) through early Monday morning. Meteor showers will peak on August 13th.

Below are some activities from the Sky Gazer’s Activity Journal of the Nancy B’s Science Club Moonscope™ set for the kids to print out and try:

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Find locations on the moon using the “Moon Map” (page 9). Using the Nancy B Moonscope™ or binoculars, have them identify different parts of the moon. Also, try “Moon Faces” (page 10). Can you find a face on the moon? Have them doodle it on the sheet provided. Download the activities here: SupermoonActivity

There are four to six super moons every year, and during those times, the moon is 30,000 miles closer to the Earth than the normal distance.

Have fun!

Sources:
abcnews.go.com
fox43.com

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