Lunar phases activity

Teaching the students about the Lunar phases and clendars.
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Description

Lunar Phases Planetarium activity

moon color mosaic

 

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]
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/emerald-planetarium/live-astronomy-planetarium.html
Planetarium simulation software MV2
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/emerald-planetarium/edu-astronomy-materials.html
PLANETARIUM 360 PROJECTION FULLDOME SYSTEMS
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/planetariums.html


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

Video

Lunar Phases Planetarium activity

moon color mosaic

 

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]
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/emerald-planetarium/live-astronomy-planetarium.html
Planetarium simulation software MV2
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/emerald-planetarium/edu-astronomy-materials.html
PLANETARIUM 360 PROJECTION FULLDOME SYSTEMS
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/planetariums.html


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