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This activity allows students to observe how the changing phases of the moon correlate with the moon's position in the sky. Using this information, students formulate a hypothesis for explaining the changing phases of the moon. Note that this activity also provides an example of the correct use of the word "hypothesis" as a possible explanation of some observed phenomenon (not a guess at the outcome of an experiment).

Middle School High School

Resources in “Phases of the Moon” Collection

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Moon_Phase_Activity_Handout.pdf

Here is the activity for the students to observe the moon over a two-week period and learn about the phases of the moon and motion of the moon in the sky. Be sure to also read the accompanying teachers' notes.

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Teachers_Notes_For_Moon_Phase_Activity.pdf

This contains information that you will need to know and tell your students when using the accompanying moon phase activity.

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