Barton Hills Whiz Kids!

Hey Space Bloggers!

There are some budding  space scientists over at Barton Hills Elementary School in Austin, Texas.  I was totally  impressed by the 2nd and 3rd graders I met there last week!  You see, we were talking about how you always see the same side of the moon from the Earth. That’s right, even though the moon spins on its axis while it orbits the Earth, this face is always looking down on us.

When you think about it, that’s pretty strange, right? I mean, how come we never see the other side?  It’s a puzzler. But the kids over at Barton Hills figured it out right away!

What’s that? You want to know why.  Well, it’s not easy to explain, but–Hey, I have an idea. Maybe the kids at Barton Hills will help me out!  I’ll just ask!

What about it Barton Hills whiz kids – want to give it a try???   Just click on leave a comment below, chose your space blog nickname (no real names allowed), and help me explain why the same side of the moon always faces Earth.  I would really appreciate your help!  And I know you can do it, because….

credit: Barton Hills Elementary School website

About Jane Peddicord

Jane Ann Peddicord is an award winning author, lawyer, and space enthusiast. About her first book, NIGHT WONDERS, Laura Kraft of the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii wrote, “We’ve long waited for books such as these to explain, in age-appropriate language, some of the fundamental concepts that have shaken the foundation of Physics.” Jane is represented by Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio and likes science, space, and springer spaniels.
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