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Topic lunar phases

Topic: Lunar Phases

Essential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?


Topic lunar phases essential question what is the sequence of the lunar phases
Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

  • One half of the moon is always lit up by the sun (the part we see).


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Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

  • As the moon revolves (orbits) around the Earth, we are only able to see the lit up (illuminated) part.

  • The moon reflects light given off by the Sun.


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Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

The revolution of the Moon around the Earth makes the Moon look as if it is changing shape in the sky.


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Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

This is caused by the different angles from which we see the lighted part of the moon's surface.  These are called "phases" of the Moon. 


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Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

The lunar cycle lasts 29.5 days

There are about 4 days between each phase.


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Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

The lunar phases occur in this sequence:

New moon  Waxing crescent  1st quarter  Waxing Gibbous  Full Moon  Waning Gibbous  3rd/Last quarter  Waning crescent  New Moon


Now take some time
Now take some time…

  • Take 2 minutes to go over your notes and highlight or underline the main ideas that answer the essential question, you should not highlight everything.

  • What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

  • Share with your neighbor, did you highlight the same thing?


Time to use the left hand column
Time to use the left hand column

  • You will now write your own questions using the question starters provided.


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Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

  • One half of the moon is always lit up by the sun (the part we see).

Write a question using one of these question starters:

How is….?

What is…?

Define…


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Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

  • As the moon revolves (orbits) around the Earth, we are only able to see the lit up (illuminated) part.

  • The moon reflects light given off by the Sun.

Write a question using one of these question starters:

How is….?

What is…?

Define…


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Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

The revolution of the Moon around the Earth makes the Moon look as if it is changing shape in the sky.

Write a question using one of these question starters:

How is….?

What is…?

Define…


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Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

This is caused by the different angles from which we see the lighted part of the moon's surface.  These are called "phases" of the Moon. 

Write a question using one of these question starters:

How is….?

What is…?

Define…


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Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

The lunar cycle lasts 29.5 days

There are about 4 days between each phase.

Write a question using one of these question starters:

How is….?

What is…?

Define…


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Topic: Lunar PhasesEssential Question: What is the sequence of the lunar phases?

The lunar phases occur in this sequence:

New moon  Waxing crescent  1st quarter  Waxing Gibbous  Full Moon  Waning Gibbous  3rd/Last quarter  Waning crescent  New Moon

Write a question using one of these question starters:

How is….?

What is…?

Define…


Now let s write a summary
Now let’s write a summary

Look at each question you wrote on your own, and answer each question in a complete sentence.


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