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Month: June 2019

Demonstrating Lunar Phases

Demonstrating Lunar Phases

4AS students conducted a simple experiment with a lamp and a ball today to illustrate the lunar phases: new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, and waning crescent.

The experiment raised some important questions such as,

1. Why don’t we experience an eclipse once each month when the moon and sun are aligned?

2. Why do we only see one side of the moon?

3. Why is our moon called “The Moon” when moons on other planets have names?

Stay tuned as we continue our inquiry.

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