Moon Phases Demonstration

Published on July 14, 2020 by

Why does the moon look different at different times of the month? Why does it sometimes like a banana and at other times like a big round ball? That’s because the moon goes around the Earth every month and faces the sun at different angles while it is moving around us. The moon reflects the light of the sun in different shapes when it faces the sun at different angles, and these different shapes of reflected light on the moon are called phases! Learn all about phases in this interesting and educational video for young students. The author Emily Morgan takes you through the phases of the Moon in a demonstration that will be easy to replicate in your own home or classroom! 

This video satisfies the 1-ESS1-1 requirement for first grade proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

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