The Moon KMS 6 th  Science
What are the Characteristics of the Moon? <ul><li>3,476 km dia. (~ United States) </li></ul><ul><li>Moon is made of Rock <...
How was the moon formed? <ul><li>Spun off from Earth? </li></ul><ul><li>Captured by Earths gravitational pull? </li></ul><...
Moon Motion <ul><li>Moon rotates on its axis every 27.3 days </li></ul><ul><li>Moon revolves around Earth every 27.3 days ...
What causes the moon to shine? <ul><li>The moon reflects light from the sun </li></ul>
What causes the phases of the moon? <ul><li>http://www.wingmakers.co.nz/Moon.html </li></ul>
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  1. 1. The Moon KMS 6 th Science
  2. 2. What are the Characteristics of the Moon? <ul><li>3,476 km dia. (~ United States) </li></ul><ul><li>Moon is made of Rock </li></ul><ul><li>Craters (from meteoroid collisions) </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Areas (Maria – Galileo thought they were seas) </li></ul><ul><li>No Atmosphere like Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Less Gravity – (less mass than Earth) </li></ul>
  3. 3. How was the moon formed? <ul><li>Spun off from Earth? </li></ul><ul><li>Captured by Earths gravitational pull? </li></ul><ul><li>Collision theory? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Moon Motion <ul><li>Moon rotates on its axis every 27.3 days </li></ul><ul><li>Moon revolves around Earth every 27.3 days </li></ul><ul><li>We only see one side </li></ul>
  5. 5. What causes the moon to shine? <ul><li>The moon reflects light from the sun </li></ul>
  6. 6. What causes the phases of the moon? <ul><li>http://www.wingmakers.co.nz/Moon.html </li></ul>

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