Sunday, March 22, 2009

Phases of the Moon

For our study of the phases of the moon I have chosen two sites to explore. Carefully follow all directions.

Here is a link to the United States Naval Observatory Phases of the Moon and Percent of the Moon Illuminated page. Write the different phases of the moon and draw graphic representations of each.

Here is a link to the University of Utah's ASPIRE site. Click the Lunar Phases link then follow the instructions. Follow the directions on the Lunar Phases page.

Be prepared for an assessment on Tuesday on the eight phases identified on the first site.

Picture by penguinbush.


Anonymous said...

Cause of the cycle of the phases, the
suns light causes part of the moon to light up and the rest as a shadow. The reason why we don't see all the moons at the same time is cause of the place where we are on earth cause the shadow to not be seen.

Anonymous said...

We have phases of Moons because if we didn't have phases the Earth would have no reason to move.

Anonymous said...

we have phases of the moon because it produces our light and our darkness. if we didn't have phases than we wouldn't have day or night.the reason we cant see the shadow of the moon is because where we are on earth we cant see the moon.

Anonymous said...

We have phases of the moons because the light causes part of moon to light and the other half of it to have shadows.And sometimes we could not see all of the moons at the same time because you can't see the shadow that much.And the moons have to appear at one time each of them.

Anonymous said...

Because the rotation of the earth we see the moon in phases like the first quarter.

Anonymous said...

The Moon's rotate around the Earth.

Anonymous said...

We have phases because as the moon orbits Earth sunlight "shines" on different parts of the moon on the side of the moon we can see.

Anonymous said...

Hey my name Arahia i go to melville intermediate and i live in NEW ZEALNAD.I love things that envolve space, I think you guys have done a great job i will love to see what you guys are doing in the future.

Also thank you for watching my video about our reduce, reuse, recycle worm farming clip i was really nervous being in a video and i think my friend was nervous as well.

My class will see your future work, and once again thank you for the comment.

Anonymous said...

Hellow my name is Keegan I go to Melville Intermediate school
New Zealand Hamilton I like that picture of the moon you have. The reson I like the picture so much is becuse I am A fan of space. I think the moon looks different from here. Thank you for that lovley coment of the stinky yellow bucket about our recycling video.
Keegan, Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Mrs. Felter said...


In response to your comment about Readers' Theater, it's an awesome way to get students motivated to read while also improving their reading fluency. I have tons of scripts I could email you if you're interested!

Jessie Lipsky

zack said...

I liked the picture of the moon.