# Student Guide to the Lunar Phase Explorer Applet

Save this PDF as:

Size: px
Start display at page:

## Transcription

1 Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project Student Guide to the Lunar Phase Explorer Applet Pre-test in EDU Before working through the student guide, take the EDU pre-test and record your score at right. Background Material Exercises Directions: Work through the following exercises as you read the background pages. Page 1 Introduction to Moon Phases True False The moon can become darkened by the shadow of the earth. True False This phenomenon causes the phases of the moon. True False There is a dark side of the moon. True False This dark side is permanently in shadow. True False There is a side of the moon we can't from earth. True False This side is permanently in shadow. How long does it take the moon to complete one cycle of phases, in days? If the moon is full today, what phase do you expect it to be at in a week? How about one month later? Many words in astronomy also non-astronomical uses as well. Using your knowledge of how the terms on the left are used in astronomy match them with the nonastronomical uses on the right. waning gibbous waxing convex, rounded -- also hunch-backed, having a hump to increase in size, quantity, volume, intensity, etc. decrease in magnitude, importance, brilliancy, intensity, etc.

2 The following sketches of the moon's appearance were made over about four weeks. Identify the phases and put them in the correct numerical order. The first one is labeled for you. Picture Order Phase Picture Order Phase A D B 1 waning gibbous E C F Page 2 Introduction to Moon Phases From the perspective of an observer above the North Pole, the moon moves clockwise / counter-clockwise (circle) in its orbit around the earth. In the diagram below the sun's light is coming in from the right. The moon's location is marked at several points on its orbit. These are the points the moon was at when the sketches above were drawn. Identify each position with the letter of the corresponding sketch.

3 Page 3 The Time of Day Use the interactive diagram at the bottom of the page to determine the direction of the earth s rotation when viewed from above the North Pole. (Hint: rotate the observer the stickfigure to the noontime position, then sunset position, then midnight position, and finally back to sunrise position. The earth has made one complete rotation and the observer has experience one daily (diurnal) cycle of day and night.) When viewed from above the North Pole, does the earth rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise? Page 4 Rising and Setting When the moon crosses the western side of the horizon plane it is rising / setting (circle). When it crosses the eastern side of the horizon plane it is rising / setting (circle). Page 5 The Horizon Diagram Describe the location of the moon in the sky of the horizon diagram at bottom. Use direction words (like north, west, etc.) and estimate its altitude in degrees. Page 6 The Witness and the Detective If we know the moon's position in the sky and its phase, we can estimate the. In general, knowing any two of the following three things allows us to estimate the third: 1. moon's position in the sky 2. 3.

4 The Applet Exercises Directions: Open the Lunar Phase Simulator applet and read the following directions, then proceed with the following exercises. The main part of the applet shows a simplified earth-moon system viewed from above the earth s North Pole. Sunlight illuminates the earth and moon from the left. During the simulation the moon revolves around the earth and the earth rotates about its axis. There are several ways to adjust the orientations of the earth and moon. By checking the animate checkbox you can stop and start the simulation (use the slider at left to control its speed). You can also advance and rewind the simulation in discrete steps using the increment animation buttons. You can also drag the earth and moon directly. Click on the moon and move the mouse while holding the mouse button down to move it anywhere on its orbit. Do the same for the earth to rotate it about its axis. A stickfigure represents our North American observer. Practice moving the observer around to different positions, as you will need to do this throughout the lab. When show time tickmarks is checked, tickmarks appear around the earth that indicate the local times for observers around the globe. The upper right part of the applet shows the appearance of the moon from the earth, and identifies both the phase and the percentage of the moon's disk that is illuminated. The phase name drop down list can be used to move the earth. Exercise 1 Check the animate checkbox and watch the moon orbit the earth as the earth rotates. When viewed from this perspective, what direction, clockwise or counterclockwise, does the earth spin? What direction does the moon move in its orbit? Exercise 2 Each row on the following table shows diagram of the earth-moon system. For each diagram, find the age of the moon at that position (that is, the time passed since new moon), its phase, and its percent illumination. Finally, make a sketch of its general appearance. You will need to take into account the orientation of the sunlight it is different in each diagram from the orientation in the applet. The first row is completed for you.

5 Moon Geometry Age Phase Percent Illumination Sketch 11 days, 9 hours Waxing Gibbous 88%

6 Exercise 3 When observing the moon one thing we might like to know in advance is when it is visible what time it sets, rises, and crosses the meridian (or transits). The applet can help find these times. Work through the following two examples, and then complete the rest of the table. Example 1: What is the setting time for a full moon? First we move the moon to the full position by dragging it, or selecting Full Moon in the phase name drop down list. Next, click on and rotate the earth while keeping an eye on the horizon diagram in the lower right corner. Rotate the earth until the moon just disappears below the western horizon. You should verify that this occurs at 6:00 AM. (Note that the animate checkbox should be unchecked, and don t use the increment animation buttons we want the moon to stay stationary while we rotate the earth.) Example 2: What is the meridian crossing (transit) time for a new moon? Move the moon to its new position. Rotate the earth until the moon is centered on the meridian. For finding transit times it helps to change the perspective of the horizon diagram (by clicking and dragging on it) so that we are looking straight down on the diagram. We find that the transit time of the new moon is 12:00 PM (noon). New Waxing Crescent First Quarter Waxing Gibbous Full Waning Gibbous Last Quarter Waning Crescent Rising Meridian Crossing Setting 12:00 PM 6:00 AM Exercise 4 In the background information pages we learned that although the primary phases new, first quarter, full, and last quarter occur instantaneously, we still use these labels to describe a moon that looks like close to a primary phase. In this exercise we estimate how close is close enough for casual observation. With the animation stopped, use the increment buttons or drag the moon around to the point where the illuminated moon first looks round. That is the point where you can barely perceive any shadow on the moon. Bear in mind that the moon is magnified about 5x compared to what you can see with the naked eye, so don t be too finicky.

7 How old is the moon at this time? Now find the point where the illuminated moon stops looking round. How old is the moon at this point? Based on your answers, about how long does the full moon appear to last? Use the method again to determine when the waxing crescent moon starts to look half lit. Moon s age when it first looks like a first quarter: Moon s age when it noticeably is a waxing gibbous: So, how long does a first quarter moon appear to last? Which phase, first quarter or full, appears to last longer? Is it reasonable to expect the moon to look like a first quarter moon for several nights in a row? How about a full moon? Exercise 5 Rotate the observer to the noontime position, and move the moon to 2 days after new. Where is the sun in the observer s sky? (I.e. what is its direction and altitude?) Where is the moon in the sky?

8 Draw the general appearance of the moon in the space at right. What percentage of the moon s disk is illuminated? Several factors determine the visibility of the moon, including the brightness of the sky, glare from the sun, the moon's phase, and of course its rising and setting times. (We ignore additional local factors like trees, streetlights, and weather.) Would noon be a good time to observe a 2 day old moon? Why or why not? Some cultures place special significance on recording the first visibility of the lunar crescent. When is the best time to spot a thin waxing crescent? Where in the sky should an observer look?

### Lunar Phase Simulator Student Guide

Name: Lunar Phase Simulator Student Guide Part I: Background Material Answer the following questions after reviewing the background pages for the simulator. Page 1 Introduction to Moon Phases Is there

### AST101: Our Corner of the Universe Lab 2: The Sun and Phases of The Moon

AST101: Our Corner of the Universe Lab 2: The Sun and Phases of The Moon Name: NetID (your SU email address, without the @syr.edu): Lab section number: 1 Introduction Objectives The first part of this

### Lab 2: The Earth-Moon System and the Sun and Seasons

Lab 2: The Earth-Moon System and the Sun and Seasons Moon Phases We heard lectures about the moon yesterday, so here we will go through some interactive questions for lunar phases. Go to http://astro.unl.edu/naap/lps/lps.html.

### ASTR 310 Tutorial 2: Phases of the Moon

ASTR 310 Tutorial 2: Every month, the Moon appears to change shape in the sky as it goes through phases from new Moon to full Moon and then back to new. Ancient civilizations used the phases of the Moon

### Activity 3: Observing the Moon

Activity 3: Observing the Moon Print Name: Signature: 1.) KEY. 2.). 3.). 4.). Activity: Since the dawn of time, our closest neighbor the moon has fascinated humans. In this activity we will explore the

### APS 1010 Astronomy Lab 63 Motions of the Moon MOTIONS OF THE MOON

APS 1010 Astronomy Lab 63 Motions of the Moon MOTIONS OF THE MOON SYNOPSIS: The objective of this lab is to become familiar with the motion of the Moon and its relation to the motions of the Sun and Earth.

### Video taken from the University of Colorado at Boulder (by Prof. Phil Armitage)

ASTR 105 Intro Astronomy: The Solar System Video taken from the University of Colorado at Boulder (by Prof. Phil Armitage) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz01ptvuma0&spfreload=10 2 Which direction was

### Observing the Moon. Moon Observing Activity Page 1 of 5 OBJECTIVE

Moon Observing Activity Page 1 of 5 Observing the Moon OBJECTIVE Systematically observe the phases of the moon. Based on its motion and phases for a few days, predict how it will continue to change. Continue

### Phases of the Moon. Preliminaries:

Phases of the Moon Sometimes when we look at the Moon in the sky we see a small crescent. At other times it appears as a full circle. Sometimes it appears in the daylight against a bright blue background.

### Unit 2 - Quiz 2 2-D Models

2-D Models 1. If an observer on Earth views Polaris on the horizon, the observer is located at the A) Tropic of Cancer (23.5 N) B) North Pole (90 N) C) equator (0 ) D) Tropic of Capricorn (23.5 S) 2. At

### The Lunar Phase Wheel

The Lunar Phase Wheel A lunar phase wheel is a simple device to help you to visualize the positions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun at various times of the day or month, and then predict the phases and the

### Starry Night-Phases of the Moon and Misconceptions Laboratory 6

Objective: Starry Night-Phases of the Moon and Misconceptions Laboratory 6 In this laboratory you will take a close look at the lunar phase cycle. We will also explore some common everyday statements about

### Lesson 1: Phases of the Moon

Lesson 1: Phases of the Moon The moon takes 29.5 days to revolve around the earth. During this time, the moon you see in the sky appears to change shape. These apparent changes, which are called phases,

### Observing the Night Sky

Name(s): Date: Course/Section: Grade: Observing the Night Sky Objectives: Students will familiarize themselves with different methods for locating objects in the night sky and use star wheels, atlases,

### Part I: Phases of the Moon

Part I: Phases of the Moon 1. Draw the portion of the Moon that is lit when you are facing the light source. If you are Earth, where is the Sun (light source) in relation to the Moon at this phase? Phase

### The Motion of the Moon: Phases & Eclipses

The Motion of the Moon: Phases & Eclipses Last class, we talked about the motion of the stars and the Sun as seen from the Earth. We ll talk about the motion the planets in the next class. Today, we ll

### APS 1030 Laboratory 1 Motions of the Moon MOTIONS OF THE MOON

APS 1030 Laboratory 1 Motions of the Moon MOTIONS OF THE MOON SYNOPSIS: The objective of this lab is to become familiar with the motion of the Moon and its relation to the motions of the Sun and Earth.

### Moon Phases, Day/Night 5 th Grade Natalie Anderson

Moon Phases, Day/Night 5 th Grade Natalie Anderson Benchmark: SLC 10: Students will investigate daily patterns of light and shadow due to the orientation of the sun and the earth. SLC 11: Students will

### Lab Activity on the Moon's Phases and Eclipses

Lab Activity on the Moon's Phases and Eclipses 2002 Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University, Chico * Objectives When you have completed this lab

### Ch. 2 Discovering the Universe for Yourself. Moon Phases & Eclipse

Test 1 is coming up. Wed Feb 22 (no classes on Feb 13, 15, 20) Start preparing! Go over the slides, LTs, and the multiple choice questions at the end of relevant chapters. 50 questions, multiple choice,

### The changing phases of the Moon originally inspired the concept of the month

The changing phases of the Moon originally inspired the concept of the month Motions of the Moon The Moon is in orbit around the Earth, outside the atmosphere. The Moon `shines via reflected light (12%)

### 3 Phases of the Moon. 3.1 Introduction. Name(s): Date:

Name(s): Date: 3 Phases of the Moon 3.1 Introduction Every once in a while, your teacher or TA is confronted by a student with the question Why can I see the Moon today, is something wrong?. Surprisingly,

### Modeling Moon Phases. Activity A3. What s This Activity About? What Will Students Do? Tips and Suggestions. What Will Students Learn?

The Moon and Its s A3 Modeling Moon s Activity A3 Grade Level: 4 12 Source: Reprinted with permission from Astro Adventures, by Dennis Schatz, Paul Allan, and Doug Cooper. Copyright 2003 by The Pacific

### Laboratory 4 - Observing the Planets in the Night Sky

Laboratory 4 - Observing the Planets in the Night Sky Materials Used: Star and Planet locator, Star Charts, Cartes du Ciel software. Objectives: To investigate the night sky as it will appear this evening

### 1. Why does the moon appear to move across the sky during the night? 2. What happens when you see the moon s phases change? The moon appears to change

Grade 6 Standard 1 Unit Test Astronomy Multiple Choice 1. Why does the moon appear to move across the sky during the night? A. It travels around Earth every day. B. Earth rotates on its axis. C. It is

### Plan For Today. Finish up from last time: expanding universe. Earth s orbits: solstice, equinox, seasons. Begin Phases of the moon if time permits

Plan For Today Finish up from last time: expanding universe Earth s orbits: solstice, equinox, seasons Begin Phases of the moon if time permits Homework 2 due on Tuesday How Big is Big? On a 1:10,000,000,000

### Relationship Between the Earth, Moon and Sun

Relationship Between the Earth, Moon and Sun Rotation A body turning on its axis The Earth rotates once every 24 hours in a counterclockwise direction. Revolution A body traveling around another The Earth

### Cycles in the Sky. Teacher Guide: Cycles in the Sky Page 1 of 8 2008 Discovery Communications, LLC

Cycles in the Sky What is a Fun damental? Each Fun damental is designed to introduce your younger students to some of the basic ideas about one particular area of science. The activities in the Fun damental

### Astronomy 101 Lab: Seasons

Name: Lecture Instructor: Astronomy 101 Lab: Seasons Pre-Lab Assignment: In class, we've talked about the cause of the seasons. In this lab, you will use globes to study the relative positions of Earth

### Rising and Setting of the Moon

Rising and Setting of the Moon Activity UCIObs 6 Grade Level: 3 5 Source: Copyright (2009) by Tammy Smecker-Hane. Contact tsmecker@uci.edu with questions. Standards: This activity addresses these California

### Moon Phases and Tides in the Planning the D-Day Invasion Part I: The Phases of the Moon

The Science and Technology of WWII Moon Phases and Tides in the Planning the D-Day Invasion Part I: The Phases of the Moon Objectives: 1. Students will determine what causes the moon to go through a cycle

### Moon Phases Model-Evidence Link Diagram (MEL)

A C o n t e n t S e c o n d a r y S c i e n c e N e w s l e t t e r f r o m t h e Southo u t h ern r n Nevada e v a d a R egional g i o n a l Professional r o f e s s i o n a l Development e v e l o p

### Integrated Science Lesson Plan Format

Integrated Science Lesson Plan Format Title Moon phases Grade Level 3 rd Benchmarks (Michigan Curriculum Framework) V.4.2. Describe the motions of the Earth and Moon around the Sun. Objectives A student

### Aileen A. O Donoghue Priest Associate Professor of Physics

SOAR: The Sky in Motion y Life on the Tilted Teacup Ride Phases of the Moon Aileen A. O Donoghue Priest Associate Professor of Physics Kiva December 1997 October 27, 2009 Celestial Coordinates Right Ascension

### Moon Phases and Eclipses

Lecture 11 Moon Phases and Eclipses Full Moon near Saturn The Moon will be full on Sunday, 4/17/11 so on Saturday and Sunday night it will be near Saturn, which reached opposition last week and, like the

### Activities: The Moon is lit and unlit too

Activities: The Moon is lit and unlit too Key objectives: This activity aims to help student to: Identify the different phases of the Moon Know that the Moon does not produce its own light, but reflects

### Exploring the Phases of the Moon

Exploring the Phases of the Moon Activity UCIObs 5 Grade Level: 3 5 Source: Copyright (2009) by Tammy Smecker-Hane. Contact tsmecker@uci.edu with questions. Standards: This activity addresses these California

### INVESTIGATING LUNAR PHASES AST MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

NAME: DATE: INTRODUCTION This lab examines the Moon s motion in the sky and the cause of the Moon s phases. LEARNING GOALS Analyze measurements of the Moon s motion to find repeating patterns over time.

### ASTR 1030 Astronomy Lab 65 Celestial Motions CELESTIAL MOTIONS

ASTR 1030 Astronomy Lab 65 Celestial Motions CELESTIAL MOTIONS SYNOPSIS: The objective of this lab is to become familiar with the apparent motions of the Sun, Moon, and stars in the Boulder sky. EQUIPMENT:

### Astro Lecture 5. Eclipses of the Moon and the Sun, and other odd events

Astro110-01 Lecture 5 Eclipses of the Moon and the Sun, and other odd events Lunar eclipse Solar eclipse 1 Brief Review Why do we see phases of the Moon? What causes eclipses? 2 Why do we see phases of

### Phases of the Moon. Objective. Materials. Procedure. Name Date Score /20

Name Date Score /20 Phases of the Moon Objective Working with models for the Earth-Moon-Sun system, the student will simulate the phases the Moon passes through each month. Upon completion of this exercise,

### Worksheet Motion of the Sun and Moon

Worksheet Motion of the Sun and Moon Apparent Motion of the Sun 1. The Earth makes one complete orbit around the Sun in one year. From the point of view of someone on the Earth this makes the Sun appear

### Unit 5 Test

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Unit 5 Test 1. How many days does it take to complete a single Lunar Cycle? A. About 365 B. About 1 C. About 28

### ASTR 115: Introduction to Astronomy. Stephen Kane

ASTR 115: Introduction to Astronomy Stephen Kane ASTR 115: Introduction to Astronomy This class is full! Everyone who wants to remain in the class must attend all classes and submit all homework! Sign

### Phases of the Moon. The next phase, at about day 10, we can see roughly three quarters of the moon. This is called the waxing gibbous phase.

Phases of the Moon Though we can see the moon s size change throughout the month, it is really always the same size. Yet we see these different sizes or moon phases at regular intervals every month. How

### Kinesthetic Astronomy: Moon Phases

GRADE LEVEL 3 rd -8 th ; Content Standards for 3 rd, 6 th 8 th SUBJECTS Earth & Space Science, Using Models DURATION Preparation: 5 minutes Activity: 20 minutes SETTING Classroom Objectives In this activity

### Topic: Day 1 The Day/Night Cycle and Apparent Motion of the Sun

Topic: Day 1 The Day/Night Cycle and Apparent Motion of the Sun Grade Level: Third Grade Subject: Science Prepared by: Julia Plummer & Cyndie Slagle Materials: - Signs around the room that say North, South,

### Moon Phases & Eclipses Notes

Moon Phases & Eclipses Notes Melka 2014-2015 The Moon The Moon is Earth s one natural satellite. Due to its smaller size and slower speed of rotation, the Moon s gravity is 1/6 of the Earth s gravitational

### Round and Round Post-Visit Materials Grade 2 Howard B. Owens Science Center

Round and Round Post-Visit Materials Grade 2 Howard B. Owens Science Center Round and Round Reference: Materials: Scott-Foresman Volume 2 Teacher s Edition Unit D Space and Technology o Chapter 12 Directed

### Produced by Billy Hix and Terry Sue Fanning. As part of the TeachSpace Program. For more ideas and an image of the current phase of the moon, visit:

The Moon Phase Book Produced by Billy Hix and Terry Sue Fanning As part of the TeachSpace Program For more ideas and an image of the current phase of the moon, visit: www.teachspace.us Printing Date: 10/29/2010

### Grade 6 Science Space Unit Test

Name: Grade 6 Science Space Unit Test 1. The Earth s axis in tilted 23.5 Section C Short Answer (Use complete sentences, and diagrams to help) 1. Explain the difference between the rotation and revolution.

### Night Sky III Planetary Motion Lunar Phases

Night Sky III Planetary Motion Lunar Phases Astronomy 1 Elementary Astronomy LA Mission College Spring F2015 Quotes & Cartoon of the Day Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but

### Schools Projects for Autumn Moonwatch

International Year of Astronomy 2009 Schools Projects for Autumn Moonwatch Project 2: Exploring the phases of the Moon Suitable for all ages, and for naked-eye or telescopic observing. The Moon can be

### Dance of Earth and Moon

Science Benchmark: 03 : 01 Earth orbits around the sun, and the moon orbits around Earth. Earth is spherical in shape and rotates on its axis to produce the night and day cycle. To people on Earth, this

### Overarching questions

Moon phases Eclipses (Section. in textbook) Overarching questions What are the names of the Moon s phases? What causes these phases? What causes eclipses? What does the Moon look like during eclipses?

### Fifth grade students will understand and learn about the phases of the moon and what causes the phases.

Olga Kemencei Grade 5 Direct Instruction Lesson: Phases of the Moon Time allotted: 45 minutes Lesson Overview This lesson will introduce the phases of the moon and why they occur. Learning about the phases

### Today FIRST HOMEWORK DUE NEXT TIME. Seasons/Precession Recap. Phases of the Moon. Eclipses. Lunar, Solar. Ancient Astronomy

Today FIRST HOMEWORK DUE NEXT TIME Seasons/Precession Recap Phases of the Moon Eclipses Lunar, Solar Ancient Astronomy How do we mark the progression of the seasons? We define four special points: summer

### LUNAR CYCLE TEACHER S GUIDE:

TEACHER S GUIDE: LUNAR CYCLE LEARNING OBJECTIVES Students will recognize that the Moon reflects light from the Sun. Students will recognize that the Moon follows the same cycle each month as it orbits

### Answers. Sun, Earth, Moon. Year 7 Science Chapter 10

Answers Sun, Earth, Moon Year 7 Science Chapter 10 p216 1 Geocentric indicates a model in which Earth is the centre of the universe. 2 Pythagoras reasoning was that the sphere is the perfect shape and

### Motions of the Moon and Eclipses

Motions of the Moon and Eclipses The Moon revolves around the Earth and rotates on its axis with the same period. The combined effect of these two motions means that one side of the Moon always faces the

### Does the Moon Turn Upside Down Below the Equator?

Does the Moon Turn Upside Down Below the Equator? Ray Smith 21 September 2001 Two commonly held beliefs about the equator are (1) that the moon phase appears upside down below the equator using my Northern

### Drive-by Science. A series of quick activities for informal science events. Age Group: 8 - adult Teaching Moon phases to undergraduates in Kenya.

Drive-by Science A series of quick activities for informal science events Teaching Moon Phases Deborah Scherrer Stanford Solar Center Introduction: Participants will learn what causes the phases of the

### Today: Moon Phases 1/25/07

Today: Moon Phases Announcements The first homework due now. The next assignment is now posted due Tuesday, Feb. 6 Weekly preceptor-led study group Every Monday 10:30AM-12:00Noon Today s topics What causes

### Astronomy Review. Use the following four pictures to answer questions 1-4.

Astronomy Review Use the following four pictures to answer questions 1-4. 1. Put an X through the pictures that are NOT possible. 2. Circle the picture that could be a lunar eclipse. 3. Triangle the picture

### Sunlight. and space travel

Sunlight and space travel Distances If you drive on a motorway at 70 miles per hour in one hour you may get to Stafford. Steady speed! If you keep on driving after 3 hours you would reach London. Steady

### Modeling Moon Phases BROWARD COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCIENCE BENCHMARK PLAN ACTIVITY ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES. Grade 5 Quarter 3 Activity 25

activity 25 Modeling Moon Phases BROWARD COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCIENCE BENCHMARK PLAN Grade 5 Quarter 3 Activity 25 SC.E.1.2.2 The student knows that the combination of Earth s movement and the Moon s own

### Exploration of the Solar System

Exploration of the Solar System I. Phases of the Moon all about perspective. In this section you will use WWT to explore how the moon appears to change phases from our vantage point on Earth over the course

### 8.5: Motions of Earth, the Moon, and Planets pg. 320

8.5: Motions of Earth, the Moon, and Planets pg. 320 Key Concepts: 1. Careful observation of the night sky can offer clues about the motion of celestial objects. 2. Celestial objects in the Solar System

### TE 402: Lesson Plan Guide (3-day) Part I: Clarifying Your Goals. Big Ideas. Lesson Placement

TE 402: Lesson Plan Guide (3-day) Name: David Clark Mentor Teacher: Sue Palomba Topic: Moon Phases Lesson Placement Partner: Todd Goshorn School: Lansing Gardner Middle School Type of class: 7 th Grade

### A model of the Earth and Moon

A model of the Earth and Moon Background Information This activity demonstrates the relative sizes of the Earth and Moon and the distance between them. The Moon is our nearest neighbour. It orbits the

### 8. Mercury, the planet nearest to the Sun, has extreme surface temperatures, ranging from 465 C in sunlight to 180 C in darkness.

6.E.1 Unit Test DO NOT WRITE ON THIS QUIZ!!! 1. The largest body in our solar system is Earth. the Sun. Jupiter. the Moon. 4. What do the four planets closest to the Sun have in common? Their solid, rocky

### Shadows, Angles, and the Seasons

Shadows, Angles, and the Seasons If it's cold in winter, why is Earth closer to the Sun? This activity shows the relationship between Earth-Sun positions and the seasons. From The WSU Fairmount Center

### Moon Phase Machine. Objective Students will understand how the positions of the Moon, Earth and the Sun in the Solar System create Moon phases.

1 Moon Phase Machine Objective Students will understand how the positions of the Moon, Earth and the Sun in the Solar System create Moon phases. Suggested Grade Level Sixth grade This lesson may be adapted

### C E C U R R I C U L U M I E N S C B L E I T A. i N T E G R A T I N G A R T S i n O N A T I D U C B L I P U. Student Learning Objectives:

Day/Night (Rotation) E Q U I T A B L E S C I E N C E C U R R I C U L U M Lesson 1 i N T E G R A T I N G A R T S i n P U B L I C E D U C A T I O N NGSS Science Standard: 5-ESS1-2 Represent data in graphical

### 54 C From Bicycle to Space. Cristina Viñas Viñuales Ederlinda Viñuales Gavín. Phases of the Moon

54 C From Bicycle to Space Cristina Viñas Viñuales Ederlinda Viñuales Gavín C Phases of the Moon From Bicycle Length to Space of the CDay55 introduction Have you ever noticed that regardless of which place

### Astronomy Test 2 Concept Review and Practice

Name: Date: Class Period: Astronomy Test 2 Concept Review and Practice Gravity and Motion Skill: Describe how mass and weight would change (or not) going from one place in the universe to another. Practice:

### Earth, Sun and Moon is a set of interactives designed to support the teaching of the QCA primary science scheme of work 5e - 'Earth, Sun and Moon'.

is a set of interactives designed to support the teaching of the QCA primary science scheme of work 5e - ''. Learning Connections Primary Science Interactives are teaching tools which have been created

### Name. 1. Most of the stars found in our galaxy are in multiple star systems. a) True b) False

Name Physical Science 113 - Astronomy Exam I Indicate the most correct answer on your scantron sheet. This is only one correct answer for each question. 1. Most of the stars found in our galaxy are in

### EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE ASTRONOMY 100 Winter Quarter 2007 Sample Test # 1

Instructor: L. M. Khandro EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE ASTRONOMY 100 Winter Quarter 2007 Sample Test # 1 1. An arc second is a measure of a. time interval between oscillations of a standard clock b. time

A new perspective on teaching the phases of the Moon to upper-elementary students Keywords: Moon Phases at www.scilinks.org Enter code: SC090802 By Timothy Young and Mark Guy In this article, we present

### Name. Clipart courtesy FCIT. Phases of the Moon Workbook C Layer

Name Clipart courtesy FCIT Phases of the Moon Workbook C Layer 2 At the end of the Phases of the Moon unit, you should be able to complete the following Description Passed Understand and correctly use

### Facing Up to the Moon

Facing Up to the Topic, Earth, Sun relationships phases Key Question What causes the changing moon phases? Learning Goals Students will: construct a moon-earth model where they take the position of an

### FIRST GRADE 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

FIRST GRADE 1 WEEK LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES UNIVERSE CYCLE OVERVIEW OF FIRST GRADE UNIVERSE WEEK 1. PRE: Describing the Universe. LAB: Comparing and contrasting bodies that reflect light. POST: Exploring

### Orientation to the Sky: Apparent Motions

Chapter 2 Orientation to the Sky: Apparent Motions 2.1 Purpose The main goal of this lab is for you to gain an understanding of how the sky changes during the night and over the course of a year. We will

### Astron 100 Sample Exam 1 1. Solar eclipses occur only at (A) New moon (B) 1 st quarter moon (C) Full moon (D) 3 rd quarter moon (E) The equinoxes 2.

Astron 100 Sample Exam 1 1. Solar eclipses occur only at (A) New moon (B) 1 st quarter moon (C) Full moon (D) 3 rd quarter moon (E) The equinoxes 2. If the Moon is at first quarter tonight in Amherst,

### The Seasons on a Planet like Earth

The Seasons on a Planet like Earth As the Earth travels around the Sun, it moves in a giant circle 300 million kilometers across. (Well, it is actually a giant ellipse but the shape is so close to that

### Alter component of model and predict (cause to effect reasoning).

2A: Day/Night and Sunrise/Sunset: Instructional Notes Intended Learning Outcomes Create models to account for phenomena. Assess models for data fit and consistency. Alter component of model and predict

### Science & Literacy Activity GRADES 3-5

Science & Literacy Activity GRADES 3-5 OVERVIEW This activity, which is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts, introduces students to scientific knowledge and language

### 5- Minute Refresher: Daily Observable Patterns in the Sky

5- Minute Refresher: Daily Observable Patterns in the Sky Key Ideas Daily Observable Patterns in the Sky include the occurrence of day and night, the appearance of the moon, the location of shadows and

### Merit Badge Lesson Plan. 8. With your counselor's approval and guidance, do ONE of the following: DAY 1: Requirement 4, start 6

Astronomy Merit Badge Lesson Plan Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night: binoculars Skymaps?inside with planetarium if bad weather? 8. With your counselor's approval and guidance, do ONE of the following:

### Moon Phases. Grade Level: Eighth - Eleventh. Subject Areas: Earth Space Science. Timeline: One class period

Moon Phases Objectives: Students will model the phases of the moon Students will be able to explain why the moon s appearance changes Students will understand that only one side of the moon is ever visible

### Lesson Study Sample: Moon Phases (Sample Lesson A) v

Steps of the lesson: learning activities and key questions (and time allocation) Student activities/ expected student reactions or responses Teacher s response to student reactions / things to remember

### OBJECT: To become familiar with some of the motions of the stars, Sun, Moon and planets as seen from the surface of the Earth.

INSIDE LAB 2: Celestial Motions OBJECT: To become familiar with some of the motions of the stars, Sun, Moon and planets as seen from the surface of the Earth. DISCUSSION: As seen from a point of view centered

### Moon Magic. Suggested Grade Level Fifth grade. Timeline Three to four 40-minute periods About an hour total homework over a three week period

Moon Magic Objectives Students will understand that the ancient peoples viewed the Moon as we view it today and each culture had explanations for the phases and movement of the Moon across the sky. In

### AS101: Planetary Motions Page 1 PLANETARY MOTIONS

AS101: Planetary Motions Page 1 PLANETARY MOTIONS Goals: To develop a 3-D sense of the locations and motions of the planets in the solar system To recognize how solar illumination of planetary bodies and

### MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) Which of the following statements about the celestial equator is true at all latitudes? A) It extends

### Basic Coordinates & Seasons Student Guide

Name: Basic Coordinates & Seasons Student Guide There are three main sections to this module: terrestrial coordinates, celestial equatorial coordinates, and understanding how the ecliptic is related to

### Observing the Constellations of the Zodiac

Observing the Constellations of the Zodiac Activity UCIObs 3 Grade Level: 8 12 Source: Copyright (2009) by Tammy Smecker Hane. Contact tsmecker@uci.edu with any questions. Standards:This activity addresses