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What’s the Moon Like Around the World?

by: Richard Konicek-Moran

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A great deal of confusion arises from the lack of understanding about the Moon’s journey around the Earth and its apparent shape changes. This investigation is aimed at confronting this confusion by looking at the Earth-Moon system and how it appears from various points on the Earth. Since the discussion includes the two hemispheres, children will be able to see that all of the phases of the Moon are opposites in every way.

Grade Levels

Elementary Middle School


Astronomy Inquiry Phenomena


Type Book ChapterPub Date 3/1/2011Stock # PB220X4_7

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