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What Do You Know About the Moon?

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What Do You Know About the Moon?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.3

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    asteroid, Cernan, comet, commander, extravehicular, schmitt, Scientist-Astronaut, rays, video, atmosphere, lighter, chunk, gravity, lower, stayed, waves
     content words:    Photo Credit, Scientist-Astronaut Harrison H., Astronaut Eugene A.


What Do You Know About the Moon?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Photo Credit: NASA. Scientist-Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt is photographed standing next to a huge, split boulder during the third Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA-3) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site on the Moon. Schmitt is the Apollo 17 lunar module pilot. This picture was taken by Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander.
 
2     Look up at night and the first thing you most likely see is the moon. What do you know about the moon?
 
3     How big is it? If the Earth were the size of a basketball, the moon would be about the size of a tennis ball or an apple. The moon looks a lot bigger than the stars, but it's just because the moon is closer to Earth than any star is.
 
4     How close to Earth is the moon? Not very close - almost a quarter million miles away!
 
5     What is the moon made of? The moon is made of rock like Earth is. In fact, scientists think that a large comet or asteroid might have hit Earth and knocked a big chunk off of it. That chunk became our moon.

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