Name one of the phases of the moon?
The moon takes about one month to go through all of its phases. The different phases are caused by the angle of the moon in relation to the sun. We can see at least part of the moon every night.
Phase: A particular stage in a cycle of change. Angle: The amount of space between two lines that meet at a point. Cycle: A series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order.
What is your favorite moon phase?
- Full Moon
- Waxing Gibbous
- Waning Gibbous
- New Moon
The side of the Moon that always faces towards Earth is called the 'near side' while the other side is called the 'far side'. During an eclipse, the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon and casts a shadow over the moon. The phases of the Moon have been used to measure time for millennia.
Draw / write: What do you think is the most interesting thing about moon phases?
Draw / write: How do changes in the moon's phases affect Earth and its inhabitants?
What have you learned about moon phases that you did not know before this lesson?
How might understanding the moon's phases help you in your everyday life?