Phases of the Moon: Astronomy and Space for Kids

Published on July 14, 2020 by

The moon changes its shape almost every night. But why? The phases of the moon are caused by the light from the sun and the moon’s orbit around the Earth. From the new moon through waxing crescent, quarter, gibbous, full moon, and waning back to the new moon again, come learn about the cycle of shapes the moon takes (or, rather, appears to take) as it travels around our planet in this interesting and fun science video for young learners. Enjoy, and don’t forget to learn!

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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