http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/astronomy/solar-system/planets-scale.jpg There are many planets in space.
Earth http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect16/Sect16_1.html Earth is a planet in space. We live on the planet Earth.
The Moon The moon is very far away from Earth. The moon looks like it is shining, but it is not. The moon is reflecting the light from the sun. http://www.schoolforchampions.com/astronomy/images/moon_motion-phase.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-Earthrise.jpg A view of Earth from the Moon
The surface of the moon has many craters where meteors have hit the surface. science.howstuffworks.com/moon1.htm
Footprint on the Moon When astronauts stepped on the Moon they left footprints. The Moon has no wind or rain to blow the dust around, so these footprints will never wear away naturally. http://files.posterous.com/fechnerk/X0FNaQjQHjGf36V2zFlXirGJsAwDXuzVE97UnFi4pEBYiKhOpASPZ0JszsIZ/13_-Footprint-on-the-Moon- Luna.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=1C9REJR1EMRZ83Q7QRG2&Expires=1265917410&Signature=eMuTI3GeWdtsIAjj%2F%2BvsxTguzKM%3D
Astronauts from Apollo 11 put a U.S. flag on the moon. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/imgcat/html/object_page/a11_h_40_5875.html
They also left a message on the moon that said: HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON JULY 1969 A.D. WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND.
Meteorites Meteorites are pieces of rock or metal that fall to the Earth from space. Most meteorites come from the break-up of small asteroids that never formed a planet. http://www.tqnyc.org/2006/NYC063368/chesakperater.jpg
Constellations Constellations are groupings of stars in the sky.
Teacher resources http://www.mscd.edu/extendedcampus/toolsofthemind/ Tools of the Mind resources for Midnight on the Moonhttp://www.mscd.edu/extendedcampus/toolsofthemind/ www.learningpage.com Free to sign up. Go to “Theme pages” many resources there for space. http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/11863-solar-system-the- planets-of-our-solar-system-video.htmhttp://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/11863-solar-system-the- planets-of-our-solar-system-video.htm http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/15-science/102-star-a- constellations.htmlhttp://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/15-science/102-star-a- constellations.html http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/spacesuits/home/index.ht mlhttp://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/spacesuits/home/index.ht ml