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1 Phases of the Moon Investigation 26A 26A Phases of the Moon What causes the lunar cycle? Why does the Moon appear to change shape over the course of a month? In this investigation you will model the lunar cycle and figure out if there really is a dark side of the Moon. Materials Flashlight 2- or 3-inch foam ball Pencil or craft stick 1 yellow sticker 1 black sticker A Think about it a. When was the last time you noticed the Moon? Describe or draw its shape. b. You have probably noticed that the Moon doesn t look the same every time you see it. But have you ever thought about how it changes over the course of a month? In the chart below, draw the shapes of the Moon in the order that you think you would see them. Two views have been drawn to help you get started. How would you represent a full Moon? B Make a hypothesis You ve spent some time thinking about what the lunar cycle looks like. Now, can you explain why the Moon appears to change shape? 1

2 Investigation 26A Phases of the Moon a. Create a hypothesis to explain why the Moon appears to change shape. Why doesn t it look the same every time you see it? b. What variable or variables do you think affect the way the Moon appears? C Model the lunar cycle 1. Place a foam ball on a pencil or stick. This ball represents the Moon. 2. Have another student hold a flashlight. The flashlight represents the Sun. Your head represents Earth. 3. Hold the ball slightly above your head, at arm s length from your face. Stand about one meter from the flashlight, which is held at the same level as the ball. 4. Observe the Moon in each of the positions shown in Figure 2. Face the ball at each position. 5. For each position, indicate how much of the ball is dark and how much is illuminated, in the graphic below. Use a pencil to show the shaded region. Leave the illuminated part white A B C D E F G H 2

3 D Thinking about what you observed Phases of the Moon Investigation 26A If you could see the Sun-Moon-Earth system from above, you would see that half of the Moon is almost always illuminated by sunlight. Here on Earth, the fraction of the Moon that is illuminated appears to change as the Moon revolves around Earth. a. When you see a full Moon in the sky, at which position (A H) is the Moon in its orbit? b. At which position (A H) would the Moon not be visible from Earth? c. Reread the hypothesis you wrote in step 2. If the activity changed your thinking about why the Moon appears to change shape, revise your statement. Otherwise, write no change. d. If you hold the ball at eye-level, do the Moon phases appear as they do in real life? What does that tell you about the Moon s actual orbit around Earth? 3

4 Investigation 26A Phases of the Moon E Is there a dark side of the Moon? You may have noticed that the Moon has some darker areas (known as maria) on its surface. Because the maria are always in the same location when we view the Moon, we know that we always see the same side of the Moon from Earth. Think back to your lunar cycle model as you answer the questions below. a. If we always see one side of the Moon, does that mean that there is another side of the Moon that is always dark? b. Why is it that we always see the same side of the Moon? Do you think the Moon rotates as it orbits Earth? Why or why not? F Test your ideas In order to determine whether or not the Moon rotates, you will mark one side of your Moon model with a yellow sticker. You need to stand outside the Sun-Earth-Moon model, at point 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the diagram below, in order to detect rotation. If the sticker always faces the same classroom wall, you will know the moon doesn t rotate. If the sticker faces different walls at different times, you will know that the Moon does, in fact, rotate. 1. Place a yellow sticker on one side of the styrofoam ball. This sticker represents the side of the ball that we can see from Earth. Place a black sticker on the opposite side. 2. You will play the role of an observer in space, outside of the Sun/Moon/Earth system. Choose position 1, 2, or 3 as shown in the diagram at right. 3. Have another member of your group play the role of the Sun as before. 4. A third group member should hold the Moon model with the yellow sticker facing him/her. This student will model the lunar cycle just as you did in part 3. 4

5 Phases of the Moon Investigation 26A 5. Observe the yellow sticker as the Moon moves in its orbit. Notice whether or not the yellow sticker faces the same classroom wall throughout the activity. 6. Watch the lunar cycle model one more time. This time, watch the black sticker. Notice whether or not the black sticker remains in the dark throughout the cycle. G 7. Switch roles within your group until everyone has observed the lunar cycle again. Thinking about what you observed a. Does the Moon rotate? How do you know? b. If so, how many complete rotations do you think the Moon makes during one orbit of Earth? c. Is one side of the Moon forever in darkness? Why or why not? d. Which is a better name for the side of the Moon we cannot see from Earth: The dark side of the Moon, or The far side of the Moon? Why? 5

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