THE HOOK
The Phases of the Moon Rap
Phases of the moon
LEARNING INTENTION
•To become familiar with the phases
of the moon
•To understand how and why they
appear
SUCCESS CRITERIA
•I understand how and why the
phases of the moon occur
•I know the 8 phases of the moon
Phases of the Moon
Video
Why does the moon
appear to change
shape?
The moon orbits the earth.
It takes 28 days for the moon
to go around the earth ...
Day 1 - New
moon
The dark side of the moon is
facing the earth
New moon
The dark side of the
moon is facing the earth
Day 4 – Waxing
Crescent
Waxing Crescent
We begin to see part of the
side of the moon that is lit up
Day 7 – First quarter
First Quarter
Confused!? It’s obviously a half moon but
is called a quarter moon because it has
gone quarter of the way ar...
Day 10 – Waxing
Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous
The moon is now in a position where
we can see most of the side that is lit
up
Day 14 – Full
moon
Full moon
The moon is pretty much opposite
the sun now and so we can see all of
the part that is lit up
Day 18 – Waning
Gibbous
Waning Gibbous
The moon is now in a position where
we can see most of the lit side of the
moon
Day 21 – Last
quarter
Last Quarter
The moon is in the last
quarter of it’s way around the
Day 24 – Waning
Crescent
Waning Crescent
We are starting to lose sight of
the side of the moon that is lit up
Day 28 - New
moon
The dark side of the moon is
facing the earth again
The Phases of the Moon
The dotted lines represent our line of sight from Earth
New Moon
The New Moon occurs when the moon is positioned between
the earth and sun. The three objects are in approximate
a...
After the new moon, the sunlit portion is
increasing, but less than half, so it is a
WAXING CRESCENT
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
Half Moon Waxing
The first quarter and third quarter moons (both often called a "half moon"), happen when the
moon is at a...
Waxing Gibbous
After the first quarter, the sunlit portion is still
increasing, but now it is more than half, so it is wax...
Waxing Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous
Full Moon
At a full moon, the earth, moon, and sun are in approximate
alignment, just as the new moon, but the moon is on ...
Half Moon Waning
The first quarter and third quarter moons (both often called a "half moon"), happen when the
moon is at a...
Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous
After the full moon (maximum illumination), the light
continually decreases. So the waning gibbous phase
oc...
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
Following the third quarter is the waning crescent,
which wanes until the light is completely gone
New Moon
the new moon occurs when the moon is
positioned between the earth and sun. The
three objects are in approximate a...
Modelling the phases of the moon
You will need:
polystyrene ball, lamp and a retort stand
Working in groups of 3 –
1. One ...
Make your own Phases of the Moon
Flip Book
Review
1. How many phases does the moon have?
2. What side of the moon do we see first?
3. What is it called when the moon...
Answers
1. eight
2. dark side
3. waxing
4. wane
5. 29 1/2 days or 1 month
6. new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, wax...
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  1. 1. THE HOOK The Phases of the Moon Rap
  2. 2. Phases of the moon
  3. 3. LEARNING INTENTION •To become familiar with the phases of the moon •To understand how and why they appear
  4. 4. SUCCESS CRITERIA •I understand how and why the phases of the moon occur •I know the 8 phases of the moon
  5. 5. Phases of the Moon Video
  6. 6. Why does the moon appear to change shape? The moon orbits the earth. It takes 28 days for the moon to go around the earth once The only reason we can see the moon is because it reflects the light from the sun Only one half of the moon is ever lit As the moon travels around the earth we see different amounts of the lit side of the moon
  7. 7. Day 1 - New moon The dark side of the moon is facing the earth
  8. 8. New moon The dark side of the moon is facing the earth
  9. 9. Day 4 – Waxing Crescent
  10. 10. Waxing Crescent We begin to see part of the side of the moon that is lit up
  11. 11. Day 7 – First quarter
  12. 12. First Quarter Confused!? It’s obviously a half moon but is called a quarter moon because it has gone quarter of the way around the earth
  13. 13. Day 10 – Waxing Gibbous
  14. 14. Waxing Gibbous The moon is now in a position where we can see most of the side that is lit up
  15. 15. Day 14 – Full moon
  16. 16. Full moon The moon is pretty much opposite the sun now and so we can see all of the part that is lit up
  17. 17. Day 18 – Waning Gibbous
  18. 18. Waning Gibbous The moon is now in a position where we can see most of the lit side of the moon
  19. 19. Day 21 – Last quarter
  20. 20. Last Quarter The moon is in the last quarter of it’s way around the
  21. 21. Day 24 – Waning Crescent
  22. 22. Waning Crescent We are starting to lose sight of the side of the moon that is lit up
  23. 23. Day 28 - New moon The dark side of the moon is facing the earth again
  24. 24. The Phases of the Moon The dotted lines represent our line of sight from Earth
  25. 25. New Moon The New Moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun. The three objects are in approximate alignment. The entire illuminated portion of the moon is on the back side of the moon, the half that we cannot see.
  26. 26. After the new moon, the sunlit portion is increasing, but less than half, so it is a WAXING CRESCENT
  27. 27. Waxing Crescent
  28. 28. Waxing Crescent
  29. 29. Waxing Crescent
  30. 30. Half Moon Waxing The first quarter and third quarter moons (both often called a "half moon"), happen when the moon is at a 90 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun. So we are seeing exactly half of the moon illuminated and half in shadow.
  31. 31. Waxing Gibbous After the first quarter, the sunlit portion is still increasing, but now it is more than half, so it is waxing gibbous
  32. 32. Waxing Gibbous
  33. 33. Waxing Gibbous
  34. 34. Waxing Gibbous
  35. 35. Full Moon At a full moon, the earth, moon, and sun are in approximate alignment, just as the new moon, but the moon is on the opposite side of the earth, so the entire sunlit part of the moon is facing us. The shadowed portion is entirely hidden from view.
  36. 36. Half Moon Waning The first quarter and third quarter moons (both often called a "half moon"), happen when the moon is at a 90 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun. So we are seeing exactly half of the moon illuminated and half in shadow.
  37. 37. Waning Gibbous
  38. 38. Waning Gibbous
  39. 39. Waning Gibbous
  40. 40. Waning Gibbous
  41. 41. Waning Gibbous After the full moon (maximum illumination), the light continually decreases. So the waning gibbous phase occurs next.
  42. 42. Waning Crescent
  43. 43. Waning Crescent
  44. 44. Waning Crescent
  45. 45. Waning Crescent Following the third quarter is the waning crescent, which wanes until the light is completely gone
  46. 46. New Moon the new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun. The three objects are in approximate alignment. The entire illuminated portion of the moon is on the back side of the moon, the half that we cannot see.
  47. 47. Modelling the phases of the moon You will need: polystyrene ball, lamp and a retort stand Working in groups of 3 – 1. One person acts as the earth and the other holds the ball (moon) and the other holds the lamp (sun). 2. Darken the room and aim the lamp (sun) at the ball (moon). The student holding the moon walks around the earth in an anticlockwise direction, holding the same side towards the earth. 3. Try to identify each of the 8 phases of the moon as they are seen by the person representing the earth. 4. Stop rotating briefly when each of the phases is identified so that the positions of the sun, earth an moon can be recorded on your worksheet.
  48. 48. Make your own Phases of the Moon Flip Book
  49. 49. Review 1. How many phases does the moon have? 2. What side of the moon do we see first? 3. What is it called when the moon appears to grow? 4. What is it called when the moon appears to get smaller? 5. How many days does it take the moon to complete a cycle? 6. Name the eight phases of the moon? 7. What is it called when you see more light in the moon (greater than semicircle and less than a circle)? 8. What is it called when you see less light in the moon 9. What is a natural body that revolves around a planet 10. One of the shapes the moon seems to have as it orbits Earth. 11. How long does it take the earth to make one full turn on it's axis? 12. How long does the Earth's orbit take?
  50. 50. Answers 1. eight 2. dark side 3. waxing 4. wane 5. 29 1/2 days or 1 month 6. new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, waning crescent 7. gibbous 8. Crescent 9. Moon 10. Phase 11. 24 Hours 12. 365 days

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