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My Notebook of Questions : The Moon

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The Moon is a fascinating subject. This celestial body has always raised many questions in the curious minds of children.

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Published 09 August 2012
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EAN13 9782764409084
Language English
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A Book of Questions and Answers The Moon Professor Genius
Is the Moon a star? Where does the Moon hide during the day? Who has gone to the Moon? Is there water on the Moon? Could we live on the Moon?
QA INTERNATIONAL
My Notebook of Questions The Moon
by Professor Genius
QA INTERNATIONAL
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Professor Genius
The Moon (My Notebook of Questions) Includes an index For readers age 7 and up
ISBN 978-2-7644-0908-4
1. Moon — Reference books for children. 2. Moon — Illustrated reference books — Reference books for children. I. Collection
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The characters in Professor Genius’s universe are pure fantasy. Any resemblance to actual living persons is entirely coincidental. Although the facts they contain are accurate, the newspaper articles, old letters, books and magazines drawn from the professor’s personal collection are all of products the imaginations of the creators of this notebook.
Contents Is the Moon a kind of star? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 How long would it take to go to the Moon by bicycle? . . . . . . 8 Why is the Moon called “Moon”? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 What can lunar rocks tell us? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 What happens during an eclipse of the Moon? . . . . . . . . . 18 Why does the Moon seem to follow us when we’re riding in a car? . 21 Do all the planets have a moon? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 What does the Moon look like? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 What are the dark spots we see on the Moon? . . . . . . . . . 29 What keeps the Moon close to Earth? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Who has gone to the Moon? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Will we be able to see the other side of the Moon someday? . . 40 How does the Moon make the tides? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Where does the Moon go during the day? . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Why did the astronauts bounce when they walked on the Moon? . 49 What does the Moon’s hidden side look like? . . . . . . . . . . . 52 How does the Moon change its shape? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Is it true that strange things happen during a full Moon? . . 62 Is there water on the Moon? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 What are the pictures we see on the Moon? . . . . . . . . . . 67 Do lunar rocks look like our rocks? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 What’s inside the Moon? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Why is the Moon full of holes? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Could we live on the Moon? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 What would happen if the Moon weren’t there anymore? . . . 80 What does it mean “many moons ago”? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Is it hot or cold on the Moon? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Could we drink “moon water”someday? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 What did the astronauts do when they went to the Moon? . . .91
To all those who open this notebook, Have you ever been fascinated by the full Moon — so round and so brightly shining in the starry sky? Our nighttime companion inspires many questions from curious young readers like you! Is the Moon a kind of star? What does the Moon look like? Where does the Moon go during the day? What does it mean “many moons ago”? These are just a few of the questions children send me. I’ve collected quite a few, and have decided to answer them in this notebook. To help you really understand my explanations, I’ve pasted in some photos and drawings, and I’ve made some very simple diagrams for you, too. I hope you will find the answers you are looking for here. Don’t forget, scientists ask themselves new questions every day.. That’s how they advance in their research and make new discoveries. Like them, always continue to ask yourself questions, and to be amazed by what you see in the world around you! Happy reading! Professor Genius
Dear Professor, Is the Moon a kind of star? Max, age 7
South America
Atacama Desert
Hello, Max! A few months ago, my friend Dr. Izin Spaice and I decided to take a long bicycle trip through the Atacama Desert in South America. We were both very excited about visiting one of the most powerful telescopes in the world, the VLT (Very Large Telescope). Sometimes we rode at night to get to our destination faster. I can assure you right now, Max, that our nighttime rides 5
VLT (Very Large Telescope)
were not the least bit dangerous because our helmets, clothes, and bicycles were all equipped with reflectors.
Thanks to those little mirrors that reflect the lights of passing vehicles, we were completely visible and safe. You are probably asking yourself what my bicycle adventure has to do with your question, right? I’m getting to it!
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You see, even if the Moon seems to be the biggest object in the night sky, it is not a star. A star is a celestial body that makes its own light and heat, just like the Sun. Our faithful companion, the Moon, produces neither light nor heat. All it does is reflect the light of the Sun, a little like a giant bicycle reflector floating in the sky.. Regards, Professor Genius7
How much time would I need if I wanted to go to the Moon on my bicycle?
Thanks, Professor! Daphne, age 9
Dear Daphne, Sometimes the Moon is so big and bright in the sky that some nights even I believe that I could get there before sunrise! In a book by Cyrano de Bergerac, written more than 300 years ago, the hero dreams of making
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