A selection of external links to resources on explaining phases of the moon. Resources may need flash player if they are a SWF file. Check with the individual resource description and suggested uses.
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A fascinating exploration of lunar exploration. Options to investigate the Science (Solar system history, moon origin and evolution, lunar resources, earth-moon system), technology (human exploration, descent ascent, instrumentation, robots on the surface, flight dynamics), missions (timeline, orbiters, Apollo, Robotic Landers, Robotic Sample Returns, Robotic Rovers). Why not check out the Gallery, Playlists and Moon facts to delve further into the European Space Agency (ESA)?View full description
Strand: 2. Earth and Space
Strand unit: 3. Compare Earth with Moon & Other Planets
Suggestions for use: Engage students into the fun of exploration by allowing students to discover aspects of the moon in terms of science, technology and missions. Listen to playlist, view galleries or view the European Space Agency website. Curiosity is key to expanding on human potential. Nothing is Impossible.
Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking
Initially the resource looks like an article, however there are three interactive animations embedded into the website for use in the classroom. Activities on selecting the shadows on the moon at each phase, identify how each phase will look from Earth and an animation identifying the names of each phase of the moon.View full description
Strand: 2. Earth and Space
Strand unit: 4. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System
Suggestions for use: Read the teacher notes accompanied with each activity from the website. Project the animations onto the whiteboard using full screen.
Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking
Excellent resource to get students critically thinking and discussing the phases of the moon.View full description
Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care
Strand unit: Science and the environment
Content objective: This resource should enable a child to:
Suggestions for use: Print worksheet out for students. Students must read the activity independently. Students must discuss activity with their partners to explore prior knowledge of the moon. Questions about the homework exercise can be discussed as a class.
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