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Course Material 2D: Phases of the Moon

In small groups, students use the Moon observation data that they have gathered since the beginning of the unit to identify a pattern in the way the Moon appears to change shape. They use their EMS model to account for the cycle of Moon phases and answer extension questions related to this phenomenon.

moon phase model


Students will:

  • complete a Moon phase POM chart.
  • represent the Moon’s phases on a diagram from both an Earth and a space perspective.
  • complete Moon phase extension questions.
  • take a quiz on Moon phase identification.
  • take a quiz on Moon phases.
  • complete an EMS model summary sheet.
  • complete a self-assessment form.