Task 1: A Sun-Earth-Moon Model

ESS1-1: Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons

Guiding Questions:

  • How are the sun, Earth, and moon positioned in our solar system?
    • What patterns do their positions create?
  • Why does the moon change phases (shape)?
  • Why is the moon sometimes eclipsed?

Resources from Class: 

Station 1: Sun’s Movement Through the Sky

Station 2: Seasons

Station 3: Moon Phases

Station 4: Constellations

Station 5: Eclipses

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Moon Phases


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