Current Events -- Corn Moon

 A full “corn moon” rises tonight — and it only happens once every three years. Unfortunately, this is yesterday’s news, but . . .

Since it’s yesterdays news, it’s a good time to walk the kids through internet searching techniques to find more information on the event. Key words, looking at the source for accuracy and authenticity, etc. 

-Examine the lunar cycle/moon phases
-How does this happen every three years when the moon phases every 29.53 days? This is also an amazing math exploration. 
-Discuss the accuracy of the Farmer’s Almanac. 
-How often do we have two full moons in the same month?

For social studies — 
This particular full moon is called other things in other countries. What cultural significance does the name hold in any of those countries?


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