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Description:

In this activity, learners use a simple 3D model to discover why the Moon has phases. This activity is a very rewarding "ah-ha!" moment for learners since it helps to correct one of the biggest misconceptions about the night sky. <br> <br> Note: this activity needs to be done outside during the day when the Moon is visible in the sky. The Moon will be visible in the morning a few days after full to a few days after last quarter and in the afternoon a few days before first quarter to a couple days before full.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Number and Operations,NSDL,Sun,Solar System,Earth and Space Science,Earth system science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Space Science,Mathematics,Earth, Moon and Sun,The Sun,Early Elementary,phases,Upper Elementary,sky,High School,Astronomy,Informal Education,Fractions,Higher Education,Middle School,Geometry,The Moon,Days,Elementary School,shadow,Moon,orbit,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140718104127394T,Space science,horizon,Earth,Geoscience

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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