Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Consider the moments when you have noticed the moon. What do you think about as you gaze at the moon? Do you hum a song ("When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie . . ."), do you wonder about werewolf legends, do you wish our planet had more than one moon? Do you miss someone who's far away, and imagine them looking at the same moon? The moon is a focal point for myths, romance, and science. It is the part of the night sky that's closest to us. It is a powerful force, affecting the tides and, some say, the behaviors of our species. Remember the powerful force of the moon in folklore, in our stories, and in science as you prepare to explore the wonder of the moon with the children.