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The Moon and Moon Phases

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Updated 3 months ago

1. Open question
240 seconds
What type of movement causes Day and Night on Earth and how is this movement to the one that causes Seasons?
2. Slide
60 seconds
The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. It orbits our planet at an average distance of 384,400 km away in line with the equator of Earth The moon orbits the Earth once every 28 days and has more importance than just making werewolves howl As the moon orbits the Earth different parts of the light up with sunlight causing the phases of the moon In the Southern Hemisphere, the moon always lights up from left to right - the same way we read! Moving through our cycle, we begin to see the moon from the left side, and as the moon grows, to grows towards the right. This means when the moon shrinks, it also shrinks from left to right
The Moon - Notes
3. Slide
60 seconds
The Moon's core is composed of iron and nickel, just like Earth's. It has no atmosphere, so there is no wind, no weather, and no clouds. People in different hemispheres see the moon in a slightly different way. In the Southern Hemisphere, people see the moon 'upside down' so the side which is shining (sunlit) seems the opposite from the Northern Hemisphere. We always see the same side of the moon. This is because the time it takes for the Moon to rotate once on its axis is equal to the time it takes for the Moon to orbit once around Earth.
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4. Slide
60 seconds
5. Slide
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The Phases of the Moon
6. Slide
60 seconds
There are 4 main phases of the moon New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter The phases in between these main are called either "waxing" or "waning" depending whether it is approaching the Full moon or approaching the new moon - think wax on wane off
Moon Phases
7. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw the phases of the moon starting at the new moon - snip it before you press submit

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