Lunar Cycle 

Created by:
T. Dennehy 
Savanna School District 

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UCI Summer Science Institute WebQuests -  2001
http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/SEP/ssi2001/

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Purpose:
Students will investigate the moon's appearance and changes during the lunar cycle using 
the information provided from the internet as well as teacher made activities.
 

Resources Needed:
Students will need a computer connected to the internet as well as activity sheets found on this WebQuest. 


 
MEET THE MOON:
Click here to see a detailed time-lapsed sequence during a complete lunar cycle.
SEE HOW THE MOON CHANGES:
See the moon from space and from the earth. You can even change how the appearance of the moon looks from your point of view!

Go to Moon Phases Interactive.

VOCABULARY: 
Use the words below to create your own fun puzzle!


 
Lunar Phases Worksheet

Click on the image above to complete the Lunar Phases Excercise and  accompanying Work Sheet
 

Phases of the moon = various shapes of the moon.

New moon = the time when we do not see the moon at all.

Synodic period = duration of moon cycle from new moon to full moon and back to new moon. Last about 30 days.

Waxing = when the moon appears to be growing or getting bigger. When we see more of the moon each day. From new moon to full moon.

Waning = when the moon appears to be shrinking or getting smaller. When we see less of the moon each day. From full moon to new moon.

First quarter moon = waxing quarter moon

Third quarter moon = waning quarter moon

Gibbous moon = more than quarter but less than full

Crescent moon = less than quarter


 
HAVE A LOOK AND SEE WHAT PHASE THE MOON IS IN RIGHT NOW!


WATCH A MOVIE AND TAKE A QUIZ:
Watch a BrainPop movie then take a quiz to see how much you have learned!


 
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT BLUE MOONS
When two full moons occur in a single month, the second full moon is called a "Blue Moon." Another definition of the blue moon is the third full moon that occurs in a season of the year which has four full moons (usually each season has only three full moons.)

 

WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT FAST?
Ever wonder how much you would weigh on the 
moon or on another planet?  Just type in your 
weight and click on the moon or  planet.
Find out now!

OTHER COOL WEB SITES TO CHECK OUT:

INCONSTANT MOON - Multimedia tours of the lunar surface.
NASA KIDS - A nasa site dedicated to kids
THE MOON - Everything you ever wanted to know about the moon.


 
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Created
August 17, 2001

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