This activity was developed by the staff of the MMSD Planetarium. All are welcome to download, print, and copy this activity. Please also feel free to pass this activity on to other teachers, but only in its entirety. Permission for re-distribution can be obtained by contacting our office.

About the activity

In this activity, students imagine that they can see Jack and Jill in the dark patches on the moon and learn that there is a connection between the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme and the order of the phases of the moon. Students observe the moon in the daytime sky, learn the nursery rhyme, have the "Jack and Jill on the Moon story book" (included) read to them, and check to see if the are seeing Jack or Jill on the moon.

Obtaining a copy of this activity

The Jack and Jill on the Moon activity is available for download (copy permission is granted for educational use, but not for redistribution for profit).

Note: as of May 23, 2003, this current version is a draft. Please feel free to download it, proof it, and test it. We would appreciate your feedback.

Jack and Jill on the Moon PDF (Version - 2.0 draft, File size = 1.7 MB)

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