in the Moon
A Children's Drawing Activity
to help celebrate the 30th Anniversary
of Apollo 11, this drawing activity asks but one simple question.
What do we see when we look at the Moon?
Throughout the ages, the surface features of the Moon have stimulated the imaginations of many nighttime observers. Dozens of familiar shapes have been located among the craters and plains of the lunar surface. The most famous and most recognized is, of course, the "Man in the Moon".
With this activity, students are encouraged to use their imaginations to locate their own familiar shapes on the Moon's surface. Then they learn about the various lunar surface features that help to inspire those fantastic images and shapes.
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Plan Part I
Plan Part II
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11, September 1999
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November 30, 2001 (jh)
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