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Lunar phases planetarium activity

lunar phases

moon color mosaic

LUNAR PHASES PLANETARIUM ACTIVITY

Grades: Middle School
Subject: Lunar Phases activity

Description:
Intended Learning Outcomes
Investigation of several phases of the Moon during a whole month, as seen from space, and from Earth.

Summary
Moon phases are caused by the sun illuminating different parts of the Lunar surface.
At any given time, a hemisphere of the moon is illuminated by light source (the sun), as we see the day/night imaginary-line moving across the moon while the sun illuminates its surface.

The moon does not have a "dark side", but there is a distant side, which cannot be seen from Earth.
At any given time - half of the Lunar surface is illuminated, and the other half is dark.

Materials
Included hand book and online resources

Strategies for Diverse Learners
Booklet activities

Emerald Planetariums Technologies
Live-observatory-planetarium connection [L.O.P.C]
Planetarium simulation software MV2
PLANETARIUM 360 PROJECTION FULLDOME SYSTEMS

Links:
http://www.bareket-astro.com/planet-earth-moon-sun-star/lunar-monthly-phases.html


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