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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

This Is How I See It

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Summary
In this activity, students will construct interactive lunar cycle models to illustrate the phases of the Moon in 3 dimensions. They will demonstrate how the orientation of the Sun, Moon and Earth at certain points in the lunar cycle causes the phases as observed from Earth.
Overview
Topic: Lunar Cycle
Real World Science Topics:
  • The orbits of the Earth around the Sun and the Moon around the Earth cause observable patterns.
Objective
After completing this activity, the student will be able to explain moon phases as they relate to the orbit of the Moon around the Earth and the Earth around the Sun.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 3 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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