Exploring the Moon and beyond

As you may be aware the 50th anniversary of humankind landing on the moon is on the 19th-21st July, 2019.

There are many different celebrations planned throughout this month across the world to commemorate this great event and the wonderful parts of life that changed because of it.

But from your own home you can access many great ideas from a wonderful array of books that are either about the moon landing or have the moon as a main topic.

The Moon has fascinated humanity from our humble beginnings. Arousing stories about how it shrinks and grows, the power of it’s pull, the craziness it stirs within us and it’s seemingly unreachability!

The topic of the moon fits in nicely with the science curriculum and using books allows links with literacy to be made also.

Here is my list, I hope you can share and enjoy!

50th anniversary focus

Moon Walkers by Mark Greenwood and Terry Denton

Touch the Moon by Phil Cummings and Coral Tulloch

The moon and it’s effects

The squid, the vibrio and The Moon by Ailsa Wild, Aviva Reed Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti and Linda Blackall.

Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan and illustrated by Johnny Warrkatja Malibarr

In outer space by Paul Mason

Free Diving by Lorrae Coffin and Bronwyn Houston

Hello to you, moon by Sally Morgan, Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The Moon and our imagination

The girl who drank the moon by Kellie Barnhill

Some great activities for you!

Parkes: https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/country-nsw/parkes-area/parkes/events/the-50th-anniversary-the-apollo-11-moon-landing

Commemoration coins: https://eshop.ramint.gov.au/50th-Anniversary-of-the-Moon-Landing/10076.aspx

Commemoration stamps: https://shop.auspost.com.au/product/gutter-strip-10-x-1-first-moon-walk-stamps-2030243?tracking=|searchterm:moon

Activities for Families : https://www.ellaslist.com.au/articles/how-to-celebrate-the-50-year-anniversary-of-the-moon-landing-with-your-kids

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