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Moon Phases Cause

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Infer that the moon's phases are caused by the revolution of the moon and earth around the sun SPI 0407.6.2


Links verified 4/1/11


  1. Lunar Cycle Challenge - drag moons to their places in the lunar cycle on this interactive page This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Lunar Phases Simulation - two images are used (not to scale) showing the progression of the sun across the sky and the rotation of the earth combined with the moon's revolution [click on pause time to discuss the image with your class - click on the Exercises tab to get questions to use with the activity] A video is available through this link
  3. Moon Phases - very nice interactive site which allows students to change three things and then drag to see the moon change This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Moon Phases Java Applet - Select "both" for the point of view and run the simulation to see the cause of moon phases. Stop the animation and use their chart to see the name of the moon phase. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Phases of the Moon - This is one of the best animations for explaining moon phases. (from the Science Alberta Foundation) A video is available through this link
  6. Simulation - This Flash simulation shows earth's rotation and the moons revolution at the same time. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  7. Understanding the Moon Phases - this page features a good diagram showing how the positions of our moon around Earth causes the phases
  8. Why Does the Moon Keep Changing its Shape? - this junior high science page has a good image to reinforce the concept of revolution causing phases

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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