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Can you name the eight lunar phases in order?


Curipod lesson about topic "Lunar Phases"

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
Can you name the eight lunar phases in order?
2. Slide
60 seconds
Understanding Lunar Phases
The Moon's phase is determined by its position relative to the Sun in the sky. The Moon's cycle is continuous and lasts for 29.5 days. Each of the 8 lunar phases has its own characteristics.
3. Slide
60 seconds
New Moon: When the Moon is positioned between Earth and Sun, it's not visible in the sky. Full Moon: When the Moon is on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun, it's fully illuminated. Waxing Crescent: The first phase of the lunar cycle when a crescent shape first appears.
4. Poll
60 seconds
What is your favorite lunar phase?
  • New Moon
  • Waxing Crescent
  • First Quarter
  • Waxing Gibbous
  • Full Moon
  • Waning Gibbous
  • Last Quarter
  • Waning Crescent
5. Slide
60 seconds
Fun facts:
The Full Moon has a different name each month, like the Strawberry Moon, Harvest Moon, or Hunter's Moon. A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth passes between the Sun and Moon, blocking all or part of the sunlight reaching the moon. The same side of the moon always faces Earth because its rotation period is the same as its revolution period around Earth.
6. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw / write: What is the role of the Earth's tilt in the formation of day and night and the changing of seasons?
7. Drawings
360 seconds
Draw / write: How does the Earth's rotation around the Sun affect lunar phases?
8. Open question
150 seconds
What can we learn about the Earth's movements by studying the lunar cycle?
9. Open question
330 seconds
How can understanding the Earth's movements help us understand our place in the universe?

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