Phases of the Moon Collection


This activity allows students to observe how the changing phases of the moon correlate with the moon's position in the sky. Using this information, students formulate a hypothesis for explaining the changing phases of the moon. Note that this activity also provides an example of the correct use of the word "hypothesis" as a possible explanation of some observed phenomenon (not a guess at the outcome of an experiment).

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Resources in “Phases of the Moon” Collection

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Here is the activity for the students to observe the moon over a two-week period and learn about the phases of the moon and motion of the moon in the sky. Be sure to also read the accompanying teachers' notes.

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This contains information that you will need to know and tell your students when using the accompanying moon phase activity.

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