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1 Phases of the Moon Elementary School Science

2 Insight 360™ is eInstruction’s classroom instruction system that allows you to interact with your students as they learn, quickly gaining insight into student understanding during class so you can adjust instruction in real-time during a single class session. Use this content, designed specifically for use with Insight 360™, to interact with your class. This content includes brief instructional material and two types of activities: Constructed Response Activity for students to complete as an individual or a group assignment. Send each Constructed Response Activity to the Insight 360 iPad Student App. Assessment Item with CueTag™ for students to respond to via student response devices. Receive instant real-time feedback and longitudinal reports. Teacher Notes

3 The diagram below shows the moon at eight points as it orbits the Earth. The Moon appears as a different phase at each point in its orbit. Phases of the Moon

4 The changing appearance of the Moon occurs due to its revolution around the Earth, as well as the amount of sunlight reflected from the Moon that we can see from Earth. As the amount of reflected sunlight we can see on Earth increases, the Moon is waxing, or moving toward full moon phase. As the amount of reflected sunlight we can see decreases, the Moon is waning, or moving toward new moon phase. Click image for moon phases video. Phases of the Moon

5 Create a moon phases chart. SunMonTuesWedThursFriSat Assume that Wednesday is a full moon. Draw the waxing and waning gibbous, waxing and waning crescent, first and last quarter, and new and full moons on the calendar where each should appear.

6 Create a moon phases chart. SunMonTuesWedThursFriSat Assume that Wednesday is a full moon. Draw the waxing and waning gibbous, waxing and waning crescent, first and last quarter, and new and full moons on the calendar where each should appear. Answers will vary.

7 It takes approximately ___ days for the moon to pass through a complete cycle of phases.

8 What phase of the moon will appear shortly after the phase pictured below? a.Full moon b.New moon c.Waning gibbous moon d.First quarter moon

9 Which statement BEST explains why the Moon has different phases during a lunar month? a.The Moon and the Sun appear to be the same size when seen from the Earth. b.The Moon rotates on its axis exactly one time during each revolution around the Earth. c.The Moon reflects different amounts of sunlight in its orbit around the Earth. d.The Moon casts a shadow on Earth when it moves directly between the Earth and Sun.

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