About the Dear Luna Lesson
A girl writes a letter to the moon and receives a reply describing lunar features and characteristics
• Students will be able to describe what is on the surface of the moon.
• Students will be able to describe the phases and cycles of the moon.
• Students will be able to assess if the moon creates its own light.
• Students will be able to demonstrate the movements of the moon, earth, and sun in relation to each other.
Victoria and her mother were sitting outside one night and Victoria noticed how beautiful the moon looked in the sky. They decided that it would be such a neat thing if you could write a letter to the moon and ask it questions about how it glows. Victoria?s mother told her that since the moon is not actually living, she would get someone to respond to the moon letter as if they were the moon. Her mother also told her that she would not say who was responding to make it a little more fun. She told Victoria to write the letter and she would make sure that an answer was received. Victoria woke up the next morning and started writing her letter.