External Resource: Phases of the Moon

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In this unit of study, student gather moon observation data and use the data to identify a pattern in the way the Moon appears to change shape. They then use an earth, moon, sun model to account for the cycle of Moon phases and answer extension questions related to this phenomenon. This unit of activities is from the National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Mathematics and Science at the University of Wisconsin. Topics include: phases of the moon, orbit, and eclipse.

Grades
  • Middle

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