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Introduction to the Moon and it's phases for Year 3 Science.

Introduction to the Moon and it's phases for Year 3 Science.

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  • 1. The Moon
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  • 3. The Moon
    • The Moon is our closest neighbour in space.
    • 4. It is a rocky, airless world that orbits Earth.
    • 5. The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite.
    • 6. Most of the other planets in our solar system also have moons
  • The phases of the moon
  • 7. Fivefacts about our moon
    The distance between the moon and the earth is about 384 000 kilometres
    To drive to the moon by car at 70 km/hour would take 135 days!
    The Moon’s gravity pulls on the Earth’s oceans
  • 8. Fivefacts about our moon
    The four major moon phases are:
    First quarter
    Last quarter
    Man landed on the moon in 1969.
  • 9. Astronauts’ footprint on the Moon
    There is no air on the moon so this footprint should last for many millions of years.
  • 10. Moon Facts Activity
    Work in groups of three
    Find 10 more interesting facts about the Moon and make a list
    Use the books and websites provided
  • 11. Moon Phases Diary
    • Handout – Moon Phases Diary sheet
    You are going to create a Moon Phases Diary
    Every second night at 7pm you are to look at the moon
    Record the shape you see into the circles on your handout