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Moon Rocks at Library

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A lesson that's out of this world.

...or at least, a lunar lesson with real moon rocks.

The Imagination Station stretched elementary minds back billions of years to the formation of the moon.

The Minot Public Children's Library is hosting NASA moon rocks this week.

Librarian Paulette Nelson paired the stellar show-and-tell with a lesson in solar system scale using different sized fruit and a ruler.

She also used play-doh to illustrate the formation of the moon.

(Paulette Nelson, MPL Children's Librarian) "It's really pretty exciting to have them here in the community for the kids to see. Even though there are rocks on earth like this, they'll never see anything like this again."

The children's lessons and the moon rock loan are a result of Nelson's trip to Virginia for a NASA workshop.

She was also on site for the launch of LADEE --- one of NASA's most recent lunar satellites.

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