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Phases of the Moon

Students use a simple physical model of the Earth, sun, and moon to understand why the moon changes phases from the perspective of Earthly observers. They hold up balls representing the moon in a room with a single light source to see the cahnges in perspective.

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Resource Details

Grade
11th - 12th
Subjects
Space Science & Astronomy
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning